Facemasks have long been declared mandatory, as many states, businesses, schools are increasingly requiring them to be worn, in an effort to curb the transmission of coronavirus.
It is now a regular sight to see the inscription “NO FACEMASKS NO ENTRY” at various points while on our daily activities.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC recommends everyone wear a face mask in public, as they can help limit the virus by blocking respiratory droplets that could be spread through coughing or sneezing which has been backed up by the federal, state, and local Government set guidelines.
Face masks have also become a global symbol in the fight against COVID-19. But for fashion designers in Nigeria, the masks are more than just a protective piece of cloth.
Given the above, face masks have become fashion’s hottest new (mandatory) trend. And as you’ve likely seen in whatever streets you wander or during trips to the grocery or around town, face masks can express personal style without sacrificing safety.
However, experts at the NCDC have noted that cloth face masks do not replace the need for washing hands or social distancing, and they absolutely do not alone prevent the spread of COVID-19, no matter how stylish they are. “You should think about masks not just like any other accessory but also as an absolute necessity for the prevention of the dreaded virus,”
Before the vaccines become available to everyone it is essential that we do the needful to be safe and stay positive as we go about day-to-day activities.
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