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COVID-19: Always wear your face masks – NCDC urges protesters



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned #EndSARS protesters to protect themselves adequately to avoid contracting COVID-19.

NCDC urged the protesters to always put on their face masks while demonstrating.

Director-General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, issued the warning on Thursday October 15, at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.

He explained that the protesters’ voice would still be heard while wearing a mask.

Ihekweazu said, “The number of new cases we will have will be determined by our own behaviour and the circumstances that we find ourselves.

“So, right now we are reopening schools; schools by definition means you are going to have more people in confined spaces.

“We have published guidelines together with the Federal Ministry of Education to mitigate those risks. How effectively they are implemented will mean if there will be more transmission or less.

“You can see some of the demonstrations happening across the country. The virus doesn’t know whether you are young or old, policeman or a demonstrator; it uses the opportunity to jump from persons to persons.

“So, we will continue to advise everyone, wherever you are, to continue to wear mask, you can still have your voice heard if you are wearing a mask.”

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