The Health Ministry (MOH) has shared effective ways of wearing double face-masks, citing the best practices of America’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the wearing of double face masks was encouraged, although it wasn’t mandatory. The MOH shared the CDC’s research on the subject, which said that double-masking would substantially reduce exposure to Covid-19.
The CDC recommended double-masking by using a surgical mask on the inside and a cloth mask on the outside. According to the CDC, this method provides up to 85.4% of protection compared to 56.1% when wearing a single surgical mask.
2 ways to layer double masking
Use a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric.
Wear a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask. ** The cloth mask should push the edges of the disposable mask against your face. ** Make sure you can see and breathe easily