Montgomery County recommends wearing face masks outside as coronavirus cases up to 149

The county now has 125 active cases of COVID-19, with 23 hospitalized cases. So far, 21 people in the county have recovered. The county is reporting three deaths related to COVID-19, all residents of The Conservatory at Alden Bridge, a senior living facility in The Woodlands.

Trump, Biden at odds on personally wearing face masks to combat coronavirus

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.

Jessica Alba says using face masks for ‘self-care’ is ‘really important’ as she isolates inside her $10M home

The 38-year-old actress has insisted self-care is ‘really important’ during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – which has seen people self-isolate in their homes and social distance themselves from others – and has revealed her own method of taking care of herself is to apply a face mask.

Step-by-step guide to make face mask at home

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.

The benefits of wearing face masks are clear

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, […]

Amazon ‘orders millions of masks’ for its staff as businesses take matters into their own hands following studies showing lower rates of infection in countries where their use was enforced

Professor Heymann said: ‘There is right now a debate about the usefulness of masks because Hong Kong has provided some evidence that masks may be useful in protecting individuals from infection. It’s not clear yet whether or not that’s true. 

Your guide to coronavirus face masks and coverings: How to do it right

Until now, the CDC has said that healthy people do not need a mask unless they are working in a healthcare setting or caring for an infected person. “The best available evidence” did not suggest that wearing a mask would do much to protect a healthy person from contracting COVID-19, Adams said.

Wearing surgical masks may help slow COVID-19 pandemic: Study

Wearing surgical face masks may help prevent the transmission of seasonal coronaviruses and influenza virus from symptomatic individuals, according to a study. In the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, face masks were shown to significantly reduce the detection of influenza virus in respiratory droplets and seasonal coronaviruses in aerosols. Although the use of […]

It’s better to use at least home-made masks: Govt

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 […]

Protective of religious beards, Israel to produce fitted face masks

FILE PHOTO: An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays during a protest in Jerusalem February 12, 2014. Hundreds of men protested against construction at a site in the nearby town of Beit Shemesh where they believe ancient Jewish graves are located. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo