Chief Medical Doctor explains why he and others don’t wear masks around the hospital, where the Italian man is being diagnosed with Coronavirus


Nigerians blasted him over the weekend and the state Health Commissisoner, Akin Abayomi, after a picture of them in the Isolation Center talking to the Italian man appeared without wearing any protective gadgets.

The Chief Medical Director said when there is a reasonable distance between the patient and himself, there’s no need to wear the mask.

“I am not using any facemask because the distance between me and where the patient is is more than 2 meters so I can’t get infected. It is only when I am going to move into the ward and move closer to the patient is when I am going to put on my full PPE. So we know what we are doing and there is no need for anyone to panic”, he said.

Watch video of him speaking below;