People can reduce the spread of the new coronavirus by wearing masks, keeping their social distance and washing their hands regularly, according tomedia BGR. But not all masks and homemade masks provide enough protection, as some masks have better filtration systems than others. A strange suggestion from the Indian government advised people to avoid using masks that are considered the safest. The Indian government is reportedly warning people that one of the safest masks they can buy will not stop the new crown virus.
It is unclear what science the new consultation is based on, and the warning could have an unexpected ripple effect around the world, further fuelling the anti-mask movement.
While masks and homemade facial coverings can reduce the spread of new coronaviruses and other pathogens, no mask provides 100% protection. As long as you touch someone else or surface, and then touch the nose, ears, or mouth, it is enough to be infected. When using masks, keep your distance from society and often wash your hands in combination with measures to improve the effectiveness of the mask. In other words, masks provide a barrier between people that prevents some particles from reaching others and reduces the viral load in the air.
Of all the masks available in stores today, the n95 should be the safest and provide better filtration than medical surgical masks. Some of these N95 masks have exhalation valves, which the Indian government says do not protect against the new coronavirus. The Director-General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health of India has written a letter to the Chief Secretary of Health and Medical Education in the states, NDTV reported.
The letter said they had observed “improper use” of N95 masks, particularly those with exhalation valves. It is clear that the public is not using masks correctly, rather than designated health workers.
“I hereby inform that the use of an N-95 mask with an exhalation valve is not conducive to measures taken to prevent the spread of the new crown virus, as it does not prevent the virus from escaping from the mask. In the light of the above, I ask you to instruct all concerned to comply with the requirements for the use of masks to prevent the inappropriate use of N-95 masks,” DGHS Rajiv Garg said.
The Indian government issued a consultation on the use of homemade masks in April, asking people to wear them when they go out. The Indian government insists on people using homemade solutions, explaining that masks need to be cleaned and cleaned every day. The suggestions say that the color of the cloth is not important. The Indian government also says that before making masks at home, the fabric should be cleaned with boiling salt water for five minutes and dried. The homemade mask should fit and there should be no gaps on the edges. Once wet or wet, it should be replaced.
A recent study looked at cloth masks to show which ones are the safest. However, the Indian government did not mention any studies. India has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world after the United States and Brazil. By the time of writing, there were more than 1.19 million cases and nearly 29,000 deaths in the country.