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The Director General of Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has clarified why he doesn’t wear face covers like different individuals from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 during joint briefings.

Chikwe who unveiled that the face cover ought to be for those tainted or the clinical bleeding edge clinical work force going to the presumed cases or treating COVID-19 patients, uncovered that the nation is yet to build up an approach for wearing of face covers.

He said;

“This is a strategy we need to think about before we implement it. Before we implement a national strategy around mask wearing, we have to be sure we can provide it or at least enable access to it. We will allow for the risk assessment and as the evidence comes together, we will make a decision based on the evidence and ability to provide every Nigerian with access to mask.”

The NCDC director also disclosed that the NCDC is almost done with the face mask policy but the draft is still being looked at by the agency.

He added;

“Last week, I did say we would release a policy on face masks. That policy has almost been completed. In fact, the draft is now being looked at by various colleagues to make sure that we are all alive. By tomorrow or next, we would be releasing that policy for all of us to align with.”