Can masks prevent Corona virus is a million dollar question. Some says and some others say no.
Single cloth masks tend to fit loosely, which can expose individuals to the virus. However, when they are combined with surgical masks, they tend to be far more efficient. Individuals, however, must ensure that surgical and cloth masks in combination are worn tightly.
Effectiveness of cloth and medical masks can be improved by ensuring that they are well fitted to the contours of the face to prevent leakage of air around the masks’ edges”.
Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives; the use of a mask alone is not sufficient to provide an adequate level of protection against COVID-19.
If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue.
Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people. The appropriate use, storage and cleaning or disposal of masks are essential to make them as effective as possible.
1.Clean your hands before you put your mask on, as well as before and after you take it off, and after you touch it at any time.
2.Make sure it covers both your nose, mouth and chin.
3.When you take off a mask, store it in a clean plastic bag, and every day either wash it if it’s a fabric mask, or dispose of a medical mask in a trash bin.
4.Don’t use masks with valves.