The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has explained the correct ways to use both disposable and reusable face masks.
As face mask is one of the most vital materials to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), therefore becomes pertinent to learn the correct way to use it.
The agency took to its Twitter handle to explain how best to use both disposable and reusable face masks.
SAFE USE OF FACE MASKS
Wash hands before touching
Cover your nose & mouth; make sure no gaps remain
Avoid touching mask while it is on
Replace once it becomes damp & do not reuse
Remove the mask from behind & discard in a closed bin; wash hands
CLOTH FACE MASKS
You must still wash your hands before wearing & after removal of reusable cloth face masks & avoid touching while in use
Cloth masks should be washed thoroughly with soap or detergent after each use
Allow to completely dry in the sun before reusing
Source: News update