‘Don’t reuse disposable facemask’

first_imgIt must be safely thrown away after use, stressed the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. They should be dried under the sun, sanitized or ironed before reuse, she stressed. Disposable or surgical facemasks may reduce by 85 percent the spread of pathogens released by the wearer through talking, coughing or sneezing, said Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, medical officer for emerging and reemerging infectious diseases of DOH-6, citing studies. The World Health Organization initially suggested facemasks were not useful in stopping the spread of the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, it now recommends face coverings in indoor spaces and when social distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask is just one measure, along with handwashing and social distancing, to try to contain COVID-19. Because this kind of mask retains some respiratory droplets that may contain pathogens, this must not be recycled, she stressed. Latest scientific advice has been shifting in favor of masks as evidence emerges that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, may be airborne and could spread via tiny particles suspended in the air as well as larger droplets from coughs or sneezes.center_img Te said it is a must for healthcare workers and frontliners to wear facemasks. For those caring COVID-19-positive cases, she suggested N95 facemask – a particulate-filtering facepiece respirator that meets the filtration rating of the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It filters at least 95 percent of airborne particles./PN ILOILO City – Disposable facemask, as its name implies, is not reusable. As to facemasks made of washable fabric, Te said these must be washed every day after use. Latest scientific advice has been shifting in favor of masks as evidence emerges that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019, may be airborne and could spread via tiny particles suspended in the air as well as larger droplets from coughs or sneezes. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “At most eight hours lang ang usar. After that, change your facemask, especially if you have runny nose or coughing,” said Te.last_img read more

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Broos Backs Lions in Bonus Row

first_imgCameroon coach Hugo Broos has insisted that the bonus offer to his players is disrespectful ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.“As a group, we are not happy with the bonus. There is a lack of respect, and I defend my players,” Broos said.“Even though we are not happy with the money, we are still putting in good performances on the field.”There is a history of disputes between the players and the Cameroon Football Federation over money.In 2011 Cameroon players refused to play in an international friendly and in 2014 their arrival at the World Cup in Brazil was delayed by a dispute over bonus payments.Broos, however, insists the players are not financially driven, but they want only to be respected.“Don’t think we are asking for the world, but what they give us now is not good, really,” he said.“We have trained every day. I read in the papers that the players did not train but I had given them a free day so it is not because they are not happy with the money.“And even though we are not happy, we still have good performances on the field. This is very important it shows that the players are not here for the money, they are here to play for their country, for the supporters and for themselves.“But afterwards, you can be given a present if you win a game or get to the next stage. We don’t come here for money. But if they give you money you have to feel the amount is respectful.”Cameroon last won the Nations Cup in 2002 and lifting the trophy would be a huge return to form.Broos is adamant their off-the-field concerns will not derail them.“You can be sure that you will see a team that is motivated to beat Ghana,” he said.“It is not only since Tuesday that we are not happy with the bonus, it is since the beginning of the tournament. And you have never seen on the field that the players are not happy.“This team is not playing for money. I see them every day in training, when they are eating and when they are together, they are not talking about money.“If we lose it will not be because the money is not good, it will be because Ghana was stronger than us.”BUNDESLIGAShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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