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SON releases facemask production guidelines

By Temitope Akintoye,

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has released guidelines for local production of protective face masks for use as coronavirus preventive wear in the country, saying that all manufacturers are expected to follow specifications in all products.

It said that rising incidence of the global pandemic in the nation had necessitated local manufacture of safety and preventive items such as facemasks by Nigerians and that it was necessary that guidelines for proper use and production be made available to the people.

The SON applauded states, organizations, agencies, and private individuals who had undertaken the local production of facemasks for use in regions across the nation and assured them that the guidelines were aimed at ensuring high safety standard of the manufactured items.

The agency, in a post on its social media page on Monday, explained that the recommendations specified proper usage of the safety materials as well as expected quality of production which would negate substandard products and aid the country in its fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

It specified that locally made nose masks were to be used as Covid-19 prevention for healthy individuals, and that each covering must be manufactured to meet the minimum standards requirement, as was released in the guidelines.

Read the full guidelines below:

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