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Why I Did Not Wear Mask Around Coronavirus Patient – Medical Doctor

Posted by Amarachi on Mon 02nd Mar, 2020 -

Following the backlash online, the Medical doctor has given reasons why he wasn't wearing a protective gadget around the quarantined corona patient in Lagos state.


Why I Did Not Wear Mask Around Coronavirus Patient

The Chief Medical Doctor at the facility where the Italian man with the Coronavirus disease is being held, has given the reason why he doesn’t wear mask around him.

Over the weekend, Nigerians blasted him and the state Commisisoner for Health, Akin Abayomi, after a photo of them speaking to the Italian man in the Isolation center surfaced without them wearing any protective gadget.

The Chief Medical Director said there is no need to wear the mask when there is a reasonable distance between the patient and himself.

He said;

“I am not using any facemask because the distance between me and where the patient is is more than 2 meters so I can’t get infected. It is only when I am going to move into the ward and move closer to the patient is when I am going to put on my full PPE. So we know what we are doing and there is no need for anyone to panic”


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