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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 458-460

Mask etiquette amidst COVID-19 crisis and personal protection equipment shortage


1 Department of Microbiology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Microbiology, ACTREC, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Gaurav Salunke
Department of Microbiology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_165_20

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The COVID-19 virus is transmitted through close contact between people, via droplets and possibly via airborne transmission. Wearing a mask is one of the recommended preventive measures that can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. But due to panic buying and increased demands, the health institutes are facing severe shortages of these PPEs. This article reviews the types of masks available, the feasibility of reusing them and the dos and don'ts of each suggested method.


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