Kailan ka dapat magpalit ng face mask?

by Erwin Colcol
Jan 24, 2022
Surgical face mask
Depende sa klase, ang face mask ay dapat laging palitan para matiyak na epektibo ito laban sa virus.

As the Philippines experiences a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health calls on the public to wear face mask properly as an added protection against the coronavirus.

Depending on the type, face masks must be changed from time to time to ensure that it remains effective.

Here are some guidelines from the DOH on when you should replace your face mask:

Medical grade surgical mask

Medical grade surgical face masks, the one colored white on one side and blue on the other side, must be replaced after six hours, the DOH said.

Reusable cloth mask

From the name itself, reusable cloth masks can be used again after wearing. Prepare two pieces and use them on alternating days. Wash and sun dry them after using.

N95 mask

The N95 mask gives the most protection against the coronavirus, according to the DOH. Prepare five pieces and use them alternatingly. Replace them after one month, or when they become loose, get torn, or wet.

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The DOH has advised the public to wear face mask properly by making sure the nose and mouth are covered.

To increase protection against the coronavirus, wear a cloth mask over a surgical mask.

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