The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has stated that using non-medical face masks does not prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The agency in their tweet warned that face masks especially self-made or commercial mask cannot stop the spread of the virus, but it will only reduce the chances.
See tweet below
🗣📢 Barrier face masks do not prevent you from contracting #COVID19 but, they have been found to contribute to reduce the spread of infections when used widely with other preventive measures.#StaySafe#TakeResponsibilityhttps://t.co/r977sxviM9— NAFDAC NIGERIA (@NafdacAgency) April 28, 2020
➡️ Barrier masks are not intended for use in healthcare settings or by healthcare professionals.— NAFDAC NIGERIA (@NafdacAgency) April 28, 2020
➡️ They serve to limit spread of droplets and offer some measure of protection to those around you.#TakeResponsibility