It is now advisable to wear a face mask while in public

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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.

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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.

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-Heed and comply with government directives.

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-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.

Here’s how

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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

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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)

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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

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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
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