Face masks not for fashion, buy only approved ones-FDA
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has advised Ghanaians to purchase only the appropriate face masks in order to stay protected and safe.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the FDA Mr. James Lartey speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said the authority has recently clamped down on persons who were selling inappropriate face masks on the market.
He hinted the FDA will intensify their activities to ensure producers of face masks produce the only accepted and approved ones.
He said the face masks are supposed to provide protection hence the need for the public to buy the approved ones.
Mr. Lartey said per the guidelines issued by the FDA for the production of face masks, the production should include the use of JAVA or WAX cloths sown triple-layered and stringed with side loops to be worn as hooks to the ear.
It also stated that calico inlaid with fabric stiffens and inner covered with side loops to be worn as hooks to the ear can be used.
He also advised Ghanaians to always wear their face masks because it is not for decoration or fashion.
He indicated the virus could spread more if people fail to wear their face masks.
Food vendors and sellers at markets commercial vehicle drivers and attendants, commuters on public transports, persons in public and commercial centers, facilities and buildings are required at all times to wear masks, according to the Moh.
Commercial centers included but not limited to offices, bars, workshops, restaurants, sports arenas and spas, salons, shopping malls, churches, clinics and hospitals and all other facilities accessible to the public whether privately or publicly owned.
The directive is to help prevent the contamination, infection or transmission of the virus among the public.