Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan supports TOI's #MaskIndia campaign
NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan supported the Times of India campaign and urged people to wear a homemade face mask to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.
In a video message, the Union Minister said that a face mask can reduce the chances of the coronavirus entering your respiratory system and therefore control its spread.
I ask all of you to make sure you wear a mask every time you leave home, and also motivate others to wear a mask, he said.
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The health minister said that people can use any clean cloth to make a homemade mask.
A mask can be made at home using a clean cloth. A homemade mask is very effective. It is really simple. I have made this mask with a khadi cloth, he added.
The minister called on the people to unite and fight the coronavirus together.
Go ahead, put together a homemade mask. Wear it and help me and the nation. I support the Times of India mask India campaign, he said.
The Union Minister spoke in support of the recently launched campaign by The Times of India to encourage people to wear homemade face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.
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> Several health organizations around the world have recommended the use of masks as one of the preventive measures in the fight against the coronavirus.
The Union health ministry also recommended the use of a face mask. Several states in the country have already made the use of face masks compulsory for the general public while venturing out.
The Times of India campaign is designed to further encourage people to wear a homemade face mask to control the spread of the coronavirus.