Explainer : Why faceshields should not be worn alone

Explainer : Why faceshields should not be worn alone

In the past few weeks face shields have become highly sought after following the crazy and absurd orders businesspeople receive to supply these face shields.

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The face shield which consists of a curved plastic or Plexiglas panel.

This particular personal protective equipment has become a favorite at social gatherings, political events and on television, discussion shows in Ghana.

Explainer : Why faceshields should not be worn alone
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Interestingly, most people have taken a liking to wearing face shields without the nose masks, thinking it is the best way to protect them from the coronavirus disease.

In an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh, the General Secretary for the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Justice Yankson stated categorically that the face shields should not be worn without the nose masks.

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According to him, under no circumstances should individuals substitute the nose masks for the face shield.

He revealed that the face shields were designed mainly to prevent splashes during surgeries and not to protect people from contracting the virus.

Dr. Yankson stated that even though it complements the wearing of the nose masks if worn alone, the particles of infected persons could infect another person through the spaces around the shield.

He reiterated the prioritisation of the wearing of the right face masks as the means to protect one against the coronavirus disease.

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In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo is set to resume work on Monday, July 20, 2020, after self-isolating for 14 days.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said on Sunday, July 19 that the President is doing well and happy to get back to work.

“The president is expected to resume home engagement from tomorrow [Monday] after a 14-day precautionary self-isolation period,” Mr Oppong Nkrumah said announcing his resumption to duty from Monday.

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