Chief Medical Doctor revealed why he and others don’t wear mask around the ward where the Italian man with Coronavirus is being treated (video)

Dr Bowale Abimbola, the Chief Medical Director at the Mainland General Hospital in Yaba area of Lagos state, where the Italian Coronavirus patient is being treated, has revealed the reason why himself and others do not go around wearing face mask and other protective gadgets.

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Recall that few days ago, Nigerians took to social media to blast the doctor and the state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, after a photo surfaced online showing them speaking to the Italian citizen in the Isolation center without them wearing any protective gadget.

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According to Dr Bowale Abimbola, there is no need to wear face mask when there is a reasonable distance between the patient and himself.

He said;

“I am not using any facemask because the distance between me and where the patient is is more than 2 meters so I can’t get infected. It is only when I am going to move into the ward and move closer to the patient is when I am going to put on my full PPE. So we know what we are doing and there is no need for anyone to panic”.

See video of him speaking below;

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