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Face Mask Made Of Clothes Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Says

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has spoken the use of non-medical face masks as a protective measure against COVID-19.

Naija News Understands that the agency in a statement released today said face masks made with cotton materials are more effective.

The statement in part reads;

Non-medical face masks include self-made or commercial masks or face covers made of cloth, other textiles or other materials such as paper. They are not standardized and are not intended for use in healthcare settings or by healthcare professionals.

The agency warned that non-medical face masks made of cloth are not standardized for use in healthcare settings or by healthcare professionals.

“They serve to limit spread of droplets and offer some measure of protection to those around you.

“The material of construction is usually cloth(textile fabric), non-woven wadding, or paper-like materials. For these Barrier Masks, 100% cotton is preferred though, polyester, linen or knit fabric can be used.

Here is the Agency’s tweets about the use of Face Mask

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