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Nigerians should be careful, as fake and repackage facemask flood streets

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Nigerians need to be very careful of the facemask they buy especially from nonqualified persons. 

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The outbreak of the coronavirus has help the use of facemask gained popularity and experts on respiratory disease as suggested that a good facemask is an important item in protecting oneself from the virus.

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A good facemask can also help protect a healthy person from contracting the virus through filtering of the infected air before a person inhales it.


However, due to the high demand for the facemask especially the N95 and surgical mask, there seems to be a scarcity for it.


Many people all in the bid to make a profit due to the scarcity of facemask have gone into the business of facemask productions. Most of this facemask is of a low quality which is made with fabric material and this cannot give protection against the COVID-19 virus. 

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According to medical data, the fabric facemask offers zero protection against virus, although might offer some protection from bacterial and dust.

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As if that is not bad enough, some people go to dumpsites to scavage for already using a surgical facemask, wash them and repackage them for sale to unsuspected buyers, but for them at risk.

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Today, many different types of homemade facemask have flooded social media and online stores. Nigerians must be very careful about the type of facemask dey buy and they should ensure this mask is gotten from qualify and satisfied pharmacies and medical stores.

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