It is now advisable to wear a face mask while in public
As of yesterday, after the presidential address, wearing a mask, in public, is now one of the measures we must take to combat the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to wearing a face mask while in public places, we must also;
-Clean our hands with soap for at least 20 seconds several times a day.
-Avoid all areas with people who will be closer to you than 1.5 meters.
-Heed and comply with government directives.
-Take extra care not to expose those who are over 58 Years and have chronic ailments.
If you don’t own a mask and are not in a position to buy one, you can make one yourself using a handkerchief, a bandana, an old T-shirt, a scarf or a paper towel.
Step One: Get a bandana and two hair bands or rubber bands
Step two: Fold the bandana in half
Step three: Fold the bottom half to the middle, then fold the top over the folded bottom
Step four: Place the hair bands on each end
Step five: Fold one end to the middle and tuck it into the other folded end
Step six: Tuck each of the hair bands behind your ears and adjust the mask to fit over your nose and mouth
NB: You can add a coffee filter or not.
Old T-shirt (Should be clean and cotton)
Step one: Cut the top of the T-shirt as well as the bottom, leaving only the arms
Step two: Cut a circular shape into each of the arms, leaving a thin strip (top and bottom) on each arm
Step three(Optional): Place one piece of a paper towel in the front of the mask
Step four: Use the thin strips to tie the mask over your face. Ensure that the mask covers your nose and mouth.
Tips to remember
- Do not reuse a cloth mask without washing it first
- Do not remove the face mask until you are in a place you can wash your hands
- Do not touch the front of the mask; there could be infected droplets there
- Soak the face mask in soap water for approximately two minutes, then wash and rinse