The Presidential Task Force on COVID19 have warned Nigerians against the use of recycled surgical face masks picked from dump sites.

The Chairman of the Task Force and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha gave the warning at the daily briefing by the PTF in Abuja.

He stressed that the use of recycled face mask was not only hazzadous to the user but also others.

Mr. Mustapha who also spoke against the sharing of masks noted that such actions could lead to the risks of contracting the Coronavirus.

The SGF therefore urged Nigerians to always dispose properly of their surgical masks or at best burn them.

He however noted that the home-made masks made of cotton could be re-used after washing and ironing them.

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