Coronavirus: NCDC Warns Against washing Of Surgical Masks For Reuse
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday warned against the washing of surgical masks for reuse purposes.
In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC referenced an image of women washing masks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
According to the tweet;
Such behaviour, the NCDC said, “poses a RISK for #COVID19 spread.”
The NCDC advised that surgical masks be disposed of in a waste bin after use.
“Use only those from original packaging,” the agency said.
The image circulating of women washing masks, taken in DRC shows behaviour that poses a RISK for #COVID19 spread
When using surgical masks
✅Dipose in a waste bin after use
❌DO NOT wash for reuse
✅Use only those from original packaging
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 20, 2020