Actress Mimi Orijekwe has revealed that wearing a double face mask as a preventive measure against coronavirus is preventing her from breathing well.
Nigeria confirmed its first case of coronavirus after an Italian man visited the country on a business trip.
The man is said to have also made a trip to Ogun State where he fell ill and rushed to Lagos where he was confirmed to have the virus.
With the fear of the virus spreading, Mimi Orijekwe has gotten herself face mask and gloves to protect herself.
However, the items are causing a huge discomfort to the mother of one who lamented on Instagram.
“This is not even funny .. am wearing a double mask
.. can’t breath well again.. ps: let’s protect ourselves”, she wrote.
A follower identified as cryptz_jeokay opined: “Please don’t pick no offense. I would strongly advice that the mask and the gloves are of no protection for the virus, it’s only by regularly washing your hands with soap and water or alcohol disinfectant. Because it’s a respiratory virus and one can contract it through the nose, mouth or the eyes, so if your hands come across the droplets of the COVID-19 and you try to touch your face or adjust your face mask, there a chance of getting infected. The mask is for this you have the virus so when the cough, sneeze or talk the droplets will be contained and not affect people unknowingly. Please note, 80% of people with the virus will not sure symptoms for as long as 20 to 41 days after being infected. Please be safe and may GOD help us all”.