Tired of wearing facemasks

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have had to put on a facemask on a daily basis. Apart from the discomfort of breathing properly, the mask does not allow easy identification of people. I want to know if I can use a face shield instead of a mask.

Kafayat (by SMS)


The face mask is considered to be the number one form of protection because it can fully cover your nose and mouth and fits securely on the face unlike a shield which has open spaces underneath the chin and around the ears. However, research has shown that face shields are beneficial if someone cannot wear a mask. Unfortunately, with a face shield, prolonged exposure to an infected atmosphere reduces the amount of protection. If someone combines their mask with a face shield, it can provide added protection. My advice is to get used to wearing a face mask. The discomfort you complained of is nothing compared to the adverse effects of a Covid infection.


We Have Not Had Water Supply In Months ― Abeokuta Residents

In spite of the huge investment in the water sector by the government and international organisations, water scarcity has grown to become a perennial nightmare for residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. This report x-rays the lives and experiences of residents in getting clean, potable and affordable water amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Selfies, video calls and Chinese documentaries: The things you’ll meet onboard Lagos-Ibadan train

The Lagos-Ibadan railway was inaugurated recently for a full paid operation by the Nigerian Railway Corporation after about a year of free test-run. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…

ICYMI: Nigeria Back Into Recession, Worst Since 1987

Nigeria is back into a recession. This time, it is the worst the country has experienced since 1987…

ICYMI: Salami Panel Wants Magu, Other Policemen In EFCC Removed

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the report of the judicial commission of inquiry on the investigation of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), headed by Justice Ayo Salami (retd)…

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More