#Covid19: Tailors advised to use ankara to make face masks by FG
The presidential task force on the coronavirus pandemic has asked tailors all over the country to start producing face masks using local fabrics such as ankara and others.
Chairman of the task force and the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, made the plea during its daily briefing in Abuja on Thursday, April 16.
Mustapha stated that this would encourage people to wear face masks whenever they are outside their homes.
His words: “Let me also encourage all our garment factories and tailors all over the nation that this is the time to start producing locally, using our local fabrics, the ankara and all other materials that we have because of advisories that as much as possible, we should wear our face masks whenever we are outside our homes.
“That way, we’ll reduce the chances, in addition to other necessary things that you need to do, of infection or infecting others.
“It is critical to repeat, however, that compliance with the advisories for personal hygiene, social distancing, restriction of movement, early reporting of symptoms and wearing of masks regularly, especially in public, remains the best measures for the prevention of infections and to slow down the spread.”
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