Wear homemade masks to keep coronavirus at bay, says government

NEW DELHI: Amid growing fear about Covid-19, the health ministry issued a notice on Saturday about the use of a homemade face and mouth covering, asking people to put on those types of clothing particularly when they leave their houses.

We are aware that social distancing and personal hygiene are key to preventing Covid-19 infections. Certain countries have claimed the benefits of homemade facial coverage for the general public. Such a homemade facial covering is a good method of maintaining personal hygiene. Such use will certainly help maintain general hygienic health conditions, ”the advisory said.

The warning came in the wake of a manual published by the Prime Minister's chief scientific adviser suggesting homemade masks as a strategy to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In the United States, President Donald trump has called on all citizens to voluntarily wear non-medical masks as an additional public health measure to combat mortals while keeping medical-grade masks available to health workers.

The and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans use basic fabrics or cloth masks that can be purchased online or simply made at home.

The Ministry of Health notice underscored that the use of homemade masks would certainly help maintain general hygiene while cautioning that facial coverage is not recommended for healthcare workers or those who work with or are in contact with patients. Covid-19 or with the same patients as these categories of people. they were required to wear the specified protective equipment.

It is suggested that people who do not have medical conditions or who are having difficulty breathing can use the reusable hand-made facial covering, particularly when they leave home. This will help protect the community at large, he said.

The notice also prohibited sharing such face covers and recommended that two sets of such face covers be made so that one could be washed while the other was in use. “Handwashing would still be an essential criterion and hands should be washed before using the face covering. Such facial covers should also not be thrown anywhere, but kept safely, washed properly with soap and hot water, and dried properly before use, ”he said.