The ‘glamour’ of face shields
As COVID-19 continues to spread, a lot more personal protective equipment have become common. Apart from nose masks, which we are familiar with, face shields also are becoming more visible.
Sections of the public, recently, are seen using the face shields along with nose masks to protect themselves but others wear only the shields.
Though it is quite expensive compared with the nose masks, it appears to be selling fast especially in the national capital, Accra.
Individuals wear them in style to protect their faces from droplets and other people’s germs. It is used at homes and at the workplace. Photographer, Lizzy Okai, spotted persons at offices and on the street who displayed theirs.
Some users, especially women say they are more comfortable in the face shield compared with the nose mask because they could still show off their make-up through the transparent plastic cover. Others think it is also fashionable just like the branded nose masks they wear.
In the midst of the ‘glamour’ associated with the mask, experts say the face shield alone is not enough protection from the virus.
Rather, it should go along with the stipulated protocols of face masks, handwashing, physical distancing, avoiding crowd, and hand shake, among other precautions.
By Spectator Reporter