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COVID-19 cases increasing, keep using face masks – NCDC

COVID-19 cases increasing, keep using face masks – NCDC
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, has advised the Kogi State government not to let down its guard against COVID-19.

Adetifa gave the advice following the directive by the state governor, Yahaya Bello, banning the use of face masks in public places as part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the state.Bello had, on Tuesday, banned the use of face masks in public places just as he ordered the demolition of shanties in some areas as part of the state government’s response to a series of security breaches experienced in the state in recent times.“This is a reminder of the prevailing risk we face and the need for continued adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as the use of face masks in closed gatherings, physical distancing, and regular hand washing.” Medical experts have also berated the Kogi State Government for banning the use of face masks in the state.

Ifedayo Adetifa, has advised the Kogi State government not to let down its guard against COVID-19.5th August 2022 NCDC Director-General, Ifedayo Adetifa 5th August 2022 The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr.

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