The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has launched advisory on use of non-medical face masks, this guidelines contains how to use the locally made face masks which are made of cloths and local fabrics. It goes as follows:
– Avoid large gatherings
– Embrace physical distancing by maintaining a distance of two metres between yourself and others
– Perform regular hand washing with soap under running water
– Do frequent cleaning of surfaces with soap and water or disinfectants
They also noted that individuals who are most vulnerable to the disease like the elderly, or those with underlying disease, children under the ages of two should stick to the medical face masks and abstain from the use of non-medical face masks.