Although those people with homemade masks are unable to keep away outside particles as effectively as medical mask, yet it is better to be with a mask than being without mask and having higher risk of getting affected by coronavirus. Unlike medical masks, these homemade ones are easily washable and individuals can use it multiple times but they have to make sure they was it properly.
Earlier the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had suggested that those individuals who are healthy do not need to wear any mask, only those who were sneezing and coughing needed it since it won’t allow him to pass it on to others. Even World Health Organization (WHO) recommended this and added that only those need masks who are taking care of sick people.
However, no it is suggested that people should at least cover their nose and mouth with a piece of cloth, therefore, they can go for homemade masks and stay away from risking their health. Only professionals like doctors, nurses and medical specialists need N95, the medical mask since they are risking their lives to save others and they’re prone to get affected. As N95 masks lock the entry of virus, so it a necessity for all the medical professionals who are treating patients.
WHO, in a recent conference recommended all the people to wear masks along with frequently washing their hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizers. Therefore, it is suggested that healthy individuals should make sure that they also use masks, preferably homemade ones to secure themselves.