Coronavirus: The German face mask conundrum

But profit margins on both products are thin, which is why production has moved mainly to China where labor costs are lower than in Europe. Schmelzeisen notes that with mass production of masks costing only a few cents it will be difficult to make a sustainable business here, adding “even more so because [European] populations […]

Melania Trump encourages face mask use with photo of herself

The President has been tested at least twice for Covid-19 — both tests were negative, according the White House — and those who come in contact with Trump are reportedly being tested. The first lady has been tested at least once for the virus, according to her spokeswoman, who confirmed the March 13 test was […]

Expert tips to prevent skin damage from face masks

Face masks have become essential in the paraphernalia for prevention of the coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, healthcare workers and those who are in close contact with an infected person were advised to wear a face mask. However, with the spread of the pandemic, advisories have been updated, now recommending everyone to […]

Wearing face masks compulsory in Punjab now: CM Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Thursday made wearing face masks for people mandatory in public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh made this announcement on his Facebook page. “Masks are compulsory in Punjab now. Health Secretary is issuing a detailed advisory for the people. Just remember to wear mask when you step […]

Should I wear a face mask during the coronavirus lockdown?

Dr Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergencies expert, told reporters: “The idea of using respiratory coverings or mouth coverings to prevent coughing or sneezing projecting disease into the environment and towards others … that in itself is not a bad idea.”

Coronavirus can last on face masks for a week: Study

The researchers said that the results did “not necessarily reflect the potential to pick up the virus from casual contact,” as the presence of the virus in the study was detected by laboratory tools, not fingers and hands as would be the case in everyday life.

These materials work best for making a face mask

Alisha Alam | Apr 9, 2020, 21:00 IST The coronavirus pandemic has created a worldwide panic amongst people. Everyone has been forced into lockdown and quarantine while the governments have issued safety guidelines for people to follow. These guidelines include washing hands, sanitising living quarters as well as wearing a face mask every time one […]

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Syringe Factory begins production of face masks

It was only after September 2017, when as a lead up to the State’s 30th Anniversary when the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo came to commission the Jubilee Syringes Manufacturing Company (the largest syringes manufacturing company in Africa)and described Governor Emmanuel, as a very wise man for attracting such a critically important healthcare facility to […]

How to make a coronavirus face mask or covering at home using cloth or a bandana

You’ve been seeing homemade masks and face coverings everywhere you go — from masks with elastic straps to bandana masks with hair ties being worn around the face while out in public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation as of late last week is for people to voluntarily wear cloth face coverings in […]

True claim: Face masks catch fire if microwaved

An example of the posts accompanying the photographs of burnt face masks reads: “I read a post or two about sanitizing face mask in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Look at mine after 1:39 seconds. Glad I was standing by and watching the process! Don’t do it FIRE HAZARD”