The Cross-River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has revealed a new discovery with regard to the prescribed Social distancing mechanism to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Speaking via an interview s, Governor Ayade said the use of nose mask provides one the needed protection against the virus as the social distancing directive is not enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The governor explained that his research as a Professor of Microbiology has shown that science has backed the use of nose mask as an option, stressing however, that social distancing is not as effective as some would have people believe.
“Social distancing presupposes that things are so equal, that you stay in an isolated room, it is completely wrong because in natural circumstances, in our own cultural habit people are used to interacting, we are not electric poles, we are not trees, we are interacting by nature.
“Social distancing gives a false impression of security, because I know that if you and I stand together and I sneeze, that two metres distance, the factors that govern the transmissivity are things that are beyond your own control. Variables like humidity, wind speed, wind direction, how do you control those factors?” Ayade questioned.
Source: Naija News