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Face shields not Face mask – GMA

The public has warned against the use of face shields without nose masks as a protective gear because its protection is not capable of preventing the disease.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the Fellows and Members of the Ghana Chapter of West African College of Surgeons mentioned that it was risky especially in the light of potential airborne spread of the virus from emerging scientific prove.

“The face shields protect against splashes and might be added to a mask. However, it should not be used as a replacement for nose masks in protecting one against COVID-19,” a comment from the two bodies.

It said the practice was a dangerous one that must be ended immediately.

“We entreat the public to disregard these social media reports. The No mask, No Entry policy should be rigorously enforced. A face shield is NOT a nose mask.”

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