Here are the steps to take off personal protective equipment (PPE) including gown as approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)
1 Always remove PPE under the guidance and supervision of a trained observer (colleague). Ensure that infectious waste containers are available in the doffing
area for safe disposal of PPE. Separate containers should be available for
2 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.
3. Remove apron leaning forward and taking care to avoid contaminating your
hands. When removing disposable apron, tear it off at the neck and roll it down without touching the front area. Then untie the back and roll the apron forward.
4 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.
5 Remove outer pair of gloves and dispose of them safely. Use the technique shown in Step 17
6 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.
7 Remove head and neck covering taking care to avoid contaminating your face by starting from the bottom of the hood in the back and rolling from back to front and from inside to outside, and dispose of it safely.
8 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.
9 Remove the gown by untying the knot first, then pulling from back to front rolling it from inside to outside and dispose of it safely
NCDC had shown concern as social distancing law was highly breached. The organization took to twitter to readdress the general public and health care workers handling COVID-19 cases. Here is the tweet;
Even at this time, as we mourn loved ones lost to COVID-19, including the recently deceased, President’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, we need to refrain from attending mass gatherings to prevent the further spread of #COVID19