Jackie Appiah (right)
Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah, seems to be acting contrary to advice from health officials as far as wearing of face shields to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Ghana is concerned.
Recently, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) urged everyone living in Ghana not to use face shields as substitutes for face masks.
According to GHS, face shields are not to be used as substitutes for face masks.
Rather, GHS says face shields are meant to complement face masks.
Head of Surveillance at the GHS,
Dr. Asiedu Bekoe, addressing the media at the Information Ministry, says face shields must be worn alongside face masks.
He noted that wearing face shields alone cannot help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Citing the CDC guidelines on the use of face shields, he said, the shields are normally used without masks by persons who are sign language professionals to aid easy lip reading.
He therefore urged the general public to use face masks as he claimed that is the surest way to prevent the spread of the virus.
But appearing at a ceremony where she was reportedly unveiled as the brand ambassador of Perla Water, Jackie Appiah, in pictures from the event, was seen only wearing a face shield with no face mask on.
Congratulation to Ghannian Super Actress Jackie Appiah as she becomes Perla Water newest Ambasador.
By Melvin Tarlue