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17 Feb
If clustering of people is a key channel in the spread of the coronavirus, social distancing, wearing of facemasks, constant hand washing, and sanitising are therefore important for its control. But in Nigeria, compliance remains a huge concern. So, why are Nigerians not bothered despite the risk of fines and imprisonment for not wearing a mask in public?⁣⁣⁣
28 Jan
Buhari signs regulations making use of face mask mandatory
7 Jan
As the world adjusts to the new variant of the COVID-19 virus and the second wave of this deadly disease, here are the reasons why you should protect yourself and those around you...even if they continue to deny the existence of the highly contagious virus. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
13 Aug 2020
An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world’s most expensive face mask against the coronavirus. The gold and diamond-encrusted face mask will be yours with a price tag of $1.5 million.
16 Jul 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Friday⁣.
20 May 2020
As the world continues to seek for a lasting solution to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, researchers in the US are affirming that the virus can be transmitted through the eyes and are now suggesting what their counterparts in China had earlier suggested; that protection from the virus should extend to wearing goggles or face shields, not just facemasks.⁣
9 May 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Sunday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Sunday⁣.
28 Apr 2020
Where are people required to wear a mask in Germany and what are the penalties for not doing so? The answers depend by state. DW breaks down what you need to know about the new regulations.

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