COVID-19 Face Mask Coverings
A cloth face covering itself isn’t magic, it won’t make you invisible and therefore won’t protect you by itself. Using a face mask plus really intensive hand hygiene and cleaning frequently touched surfaces, plus other safe practices such as social distancing and avoiding crowds when around people who don’t live in your household.
Here is the latest sources of information for your reference:
- For latest WHO advice for the public on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks
- ABC news provides do’s and don’t based on world standards and provides links for further information and studies. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-11/should-you-use-a-homemade-face-mask-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/12130870
- CDC (USA centre for disease control and prevention) considerations for wearing cloth face coverings - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprevent-getting-sick%2Fcloth-face-cover.html
- Best material for homemade face masks may be a combination of two fabrics - https://phys.org/news/2020-04-material-homemade-masks-combination-fabrics.html