NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, along with several other countries, has changed its guidelines on masks as new studies emerge on the effectiveness of such equipment in reducing the spread of infectious disease. On Saturday, the ministry recommended home made face masks for public at large. According to an advisory issued […]
Any used cotton cloth can be used to make face covers. The colour of the fabric does not matter but one must ensure that the fabric is washed well in boiling water for 5 minutes and dried well before making the face cover.
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Montgomery County has been under a Stay At Home order since March 27 but since March 12 the county government has limited capacity of local events and gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Currently, restaurants and bars are closed to table service, but food can be served through pickup or delivery options. Many […]
First, she measured her face — ear to ear, nose to lower chin. Then she measured her husband’s face. He’s 73. She cut rectangles out of a bolt of cream-colored corduroy that she’d planned to use to make clothes for war-ravaged Syrians. She stitched elastic bands to the ends — and voila. The mask was […]
ABC health reporter Dr Norman Swan said today: ‘If we had an unlimited number of surgical masks, it probably would make a difference wearing them in public because it would stop the asymptomatic people spreading the virus to others.’
The president – in announcing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Americans wear facial coverings made of cloth while out in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic – repeatedly called the recommendation “voluntary” and said he wouldn’t be wearing a mask himself.
Canada’s chief public health officer addressed the issue in her regular news conference Sunday in Ottawa. Dr. Theresa Tam said the government’s priority is to ensure the ongoing safety of front-line health care workers who are especially vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 vicious due to their close proximity to victims.
In reference to your report (Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted, 5 April), the use of face masks by the public, together with social distancing and handwashing, prevents the transmission of coronavirus and saves lives. France is the latest country to do a U-turn, joining others such as the US, […]
‘We have implemented proactive measures at our facilities to protect employees including increased cleaning at all facilities, maintaining social distance in the fulfilment centre and adding distance between drivers and customers when making deliveries.’