Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director- General of the agency, made this known during the Covid-19 Presidential Task Force briefing on Monday.
Ihekweazu said past research showed that the virus was transmitted through droplets only but new research was suggesting otherwise.
“Understanding the modes of transmission of a new virus is critical to defining response strategies. Increasing evidence suggests the possibility of airborne transmission of Covid-19 cannot be ruled out just yet,” he said.
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“Evidence on airborne transmission of Covid19 reinforces the need for strict adherence to preventive measures, such as avoidance of mass gatherings & use of face masks. We will continue to adapt our guidelines as scientific evidence emerges.”
With this, would people take the directive to wear face masks more seriously?