Date: May 28, 2020, 07:22:50 PM
Furniture company to produce Made in Nigeria N95 face masks: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
The Chairman of the company, Prince Emeka Egwuekwe, speaking on the manufacturing plans, said that the diversification into the production of the N95 face masks is part of the company’s contribution towards checking the spread of the deadly virus and to crash the cost of the face masks in the country ...Speaking on the production, the Cardiologist, Dr Kenenna Obiatuegwu, noted that the N95 remains the best protective mask the world over, noting that; “the features is that it is custom-fitted, as there are no opening, it is comfortable and has a ventilator to enable the wearer breath.”“We looked at various factors in designing this mask, some of which are how do we prevent the spread of the virus? How do we protect health workers who are treating coronavirus patients and the fact that the rate of infection is still in the high side despite their wearing Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) that is why we arrived at this N95 that is able to filter microbes of 0.3 microbes and above.“This N95 protects you 95 per cent, it protects microbes from entering the body by 95 per cent and there are few features that differentiate this N95 from other conventional face masks. They are not made from Ankara, they are made from cotton that are semi-Regis and allows us to get the shapes we want which makes it fitted and does not allow for openings.“It is fitted to the nose and mouth and, as you aware, the conventional N95 is imported from China which is high risk and that’s why we designed this Nigerian made N95 fill the gap and it is cheaper and it has multi-layered nets which acts as ventilators,” he added.