If you carefully observed, lots of Nigerians have opted to use Face shields instead of the popular face masks.
The Director General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, advised against the use of only Face shields as a protection against getting infected the novel Coronavirus.
Ihekweazu in his speech today 25th June 2020 at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said from available knowledge, Face shields are not sufficient enough to protect against covid-19. Read part of his speech below:
”There has been an increasing use of face shield to protect the population from the transmission of COVID19. Today I would like to advice that face shields are great but they should used in addition to face mask and not in place of face masks.
from what we know at the moment, Face shield is not sufficient to protect ourselves and the population. So we can gradually over the next few days evolve out of face shields and back to masks” he said