Can A Cloth Mask Prevent Corona?

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Are all masks suitable in preventing corona viruses such as cloth masks?

1 Answer:

Hello Myster,

Thank you for the question.

The use of masks can prevent certain types of particles from entering the respiratory tract. However, the effective mask used is a mask consisting of 3 layers, namely:

 The outer layer, which is waterproof. Middle layer, which functions as a germ filter. Inner layer, whose function is to absorb fluid coming out of the mouth. Surgical masks are masks that have all three layers, so they are effective in preventing the spread of the virus. In addition, basically, the use of this mask should be intended for people who have respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and colds, to avoid transmission. However, it does not hurt for healthy people to use masks, and because of the scarcity of surgical masks that are specific to sick people and health workers, the use of cloth masks can be done.

The following recommendations can be done to prevent corona virus:

 If you don't have respiratory symptoms, you can use a cloth mask. Wash hands before using a mask. Hold the mask part only by the string to tie it. Do not use a cloth mask for a long time. Open the mask and wash and dry it in the sun after using it and after arriving at home. Wash hands after using a mask. Avoid traveling outside the home and interacting directly with others. Hopefully this information can help.

Regards.

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