Here’s How You Can Double-Mask Correctly!

Did you know that some countries are revising their face mask guidelines in the fight against COVID-19?

This, after the US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found earlier this year that layering two masks over each other can reduce the spread of the virus more effectively.

here’s how you can double-mask correctly!Photo via Twitter (@DrBeniRusani)

Researchers said exposure to potentially infectious aerosols decreased by about 95% when a cloth mask was worn over a medical procedure mask, a practice also known as double-masking.

Even our Health director-general Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah was seen wearing two face masks, and it was later confirmed by him in a press conference on Saturday (May 22nd). 

At the press conference, he also shared how to combine a suitable face mask, namely a combination of surgical mask (surgical face mask) and cloth mask (fabric type face mask) to ensure that the technique is really effective up to 85.4%.

Yet, many were still left wondering how to wear it properly… 

But, don’t fret! Here’s a quick video guide on how to double-mask correctly, shared by a physician from the National Heart Institute (IJN), Dr. Beni Rusaini, who is also famous on social media!

Remember, apart from wearing a face mask, please continue to follow other COVID-19 SOPs put in place.


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Stay safe, guys! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat