Residents of Kumasi in locally-made nose masks

The Ghana Health Service has advised that citizens should not be in one face mask for more than 12 hours.

In a statement signed by the Director-General, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, a contaminated mask could pose as a serious threat to the user.

“Do not re-use a single surgical mask more than twice or N95 mask more than three times.” he warned.

He added, “when using a re-usable mask prepare a soap or bleach lathered water and drop the mask directly into it on removing. Leave it in the water for five minutes before washing. Rinse, dry and iron before reuse.”

This comes after President Nana Akuffo-Addo advised that the general public to always use face masks when going out as a method to curb the spread of the virus.