Bearded gang: To be safe from coronavirus, shave your beards – US CDC

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States has warned that facial hair popularly know as beards can interfere with face masks and respirators, which are being used around the world in an effort to combat the global spread of coronavirus also know as COVID-19.

Beards and coronavirus
Bearded man
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The CDC has come up with an infographic, which displays assorted styles of beards, and showing the ones that are compatible with masks and respirators.

To be safe from coronavirus, shave your beards
Bearded gang: To be safe from coronavirus, shave your beards – US CDC

Health officials said some types of facial hair can keep the exhalation valve from working properly.

Styles such as side whiskers, handlebar mustaches, and several others are okay, but styles such as mutton chops and full beards are not recommended.

Things like goatees and villain mustache are okay, with caution.

The main idea is that the hair should not cross the respirator sealing surface.

On Friday, the Nigerian government announced a COVID-19 case in Lagos, the commercial hub of Africa’s most populous nation.

The infected individual is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, on the 25th of February.

The government has assured that the patient is clinically stable with no serious symptoms. He is currently being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

Other countries countries with confirmed case of coronavirus in Africa are Egypt and Algeria.

The deadly disease has continued to spread to 50 countries in the world and cannot be contained since it began in Wuhan, China.

So far, more than 80,000 people have been infected globally and at least 3,000 killed.

Nigerian authorities say measures are iLn place to ensure an outbreak is controlled and contained quickly.

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