NEW DELHI: The government on Saturday issued an advisory urging people to use handmade protective covers for face and mouth to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
the government stressed on the need to maintain social distancing and proper hygiene to ward off infection and suggested that people should use homemade face covers, which are also a good method of maintaining personal hygiene.
We are aware that social distancing and personal hygiene are keys to prevent Covid19 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.
There must not be a sharing face covers and a face cover must be used by only one individual. So, in a family of several members, each member should have a separate face cover.
These face covers could be made out of clean cloth available at home, which needs to be thoroughly cleaned and washed before a face cover is stitched/made. The face cover should be prepared in such a manner that it can cover the mouth and nose completely and can be tied over the face easily.