Wear homemade masks to keep coronavirus at bay, says govt
NEW DELHI: Amid rising scare about Covid-19, the health ministry on Saturday issued an advisory on the use of homemade protective cover for the face and mouth, asking people to wear such homemade masks particularly when they step out of their houses.
“We are aware that social distancing and personal hygiene are keys to prevent Covid-19 infections. Certain countries have claimed benefits of homemade face cover for the general public. Such homemade face cover is a good method for maintaining personal hygiene. Such usage certainly will help in maintaining overall hygienic health conditions,” the advisory said.
The advisory came in the wake of a manual released by the principal scientific adviser to the PM suggesting homemade masks as a strategy to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In the US, President Donald Trump has asked all citizens to voluntary use non-medical masks as an additional public health measure to fight the deadly coronavirus while keeping medical-grade masks available for health workers.
The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans wear basic cloth or fabric masks that can be either purchased online or simply made at home.
The health ministry’s advisory underlined that use of homemade masks would certainly help in maintaining overall hygiene while cautioning that the face cover was not recommended for either health workers or those working with or in contact with Covid-19 patients or patients themselves as these categories of people were required to wear specified protective gear.
“It is suggested that people who are not suffering from medical conditions or having breathing difficulties may use the handmade reusable face cover, particularly when they step out of their house. This will help in protecting the community at large,” it said.
The advisory also prohibited sharing of such face covers and advised that two sets of such face covers be made so that one could be washed while the other was used. “Hand washing would still remain essential criteria and hand should be washed before wearing the face cover. Such face covers should also not be thrown anywhere but kept safely, washed properly with soap and hot water and dried properly before they are used,” it said.
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Person with cough and cold should not be allowed to come in open !
True, if all people listen to your opinion the country would have been diferent now.
Absolutely right advice to all citizens whether Americans, Africans or Indians.
That's ridiculous. How can go nment even expect us to make proper masks when 95% of us don't even know how to wear them properly.
Home made mask will prevent asymptomatic covid19 carrier from spreading virus therefore will help control of covid19. All people going out should wear home made mask specially in closed environment like super markets, airconditioned area etc
Wearing masks outside the house is necessary.
now wearing will be mandatory for at least a year of more...
Coronavirus pandemic is not a natural calamity It is a man made bio weapon
We should be more carefull nowdays
Looks like Indian go nment is mirroring orders from US Center for Disease Control. Hope India also does tests as widespread as in US.
this can easaly available ,,,& will be cheap for poors ,,effortability .,,,well advice given ,,,
Even our medical staff do not have enough PPE.
after so many years of independence India is still dependent on other countries for every essential item for its survival- drugs, weapons, kits to counter an epidemic AND our leaders are busy in building statues, temples, and mosques - a pathetic appraisal indeed
Proper advertisement in all regional languages should be done by goverment along with "HOW TO MAKEHOMEMADE Masks" for proper implementation.
Continue wear face masks will cause to other medical issues.But if you don't wear face mask, then you will be affected by Corona Virus. So please take care of yourselves. There is no need of wear mask always but to keep yourself safe better to have face mask wherever you feel there will be more people in contact.
Studies show if 80%people wear masks, transmission of pathogen can be stopped. Its as simple as that. No controversies on this one
This is very good opportunity to make mask in the homes and earn money by selling it..
And then Modi will claim he has given employment opportunities even during this difficult times!!!
Face covering is recommended but not mandatory
Homemade masks are not a substitute for social distancing and staying in
A K Sharma
Face masks and sanitizers are an essential part of today's lives, and should not be avoided by anyone.
Abu Ammaar Syed
They sold at good price to serbia
Almost all tie double layered handkerchief on face to cover mouth& nose theses days in outdoor. Whether homemade masks are effective to prevent virus transmission and act as a conventional surgical mask is the real question.
The efficiency of home made masks to filter viruses and bacterias are almost zero compare to surgical mask.Since u.s said these copy/paste nations are following iit blindly.
People are littering pavements/surroundings with used disposable masks which pose health-risk..Use of homemade mask would obviate above problem.