WHO’s consultant physician: Use of cloth face masks is not recommended

WHO’s consultant physician: Use of cloth face masks is not recommended
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  • calendar-gray 23 December 2020

Consultant physician of the World Health Organization, Azerbaijani doctor of Turkey’s Hacettepe Hospital Turana Rasulova told APA that colored side of the medical masks should be on the outside, while white part should be used on our face: “Because colored side of the mask is hydrophobic side, in other words, repels water. While the inside part – white side keeps wet. If we use colored side on our face, but white side outside, then bacteria, viruses will stick and can pass to our lungs while breathing.”

As for cloth masks, T. Rasulova said that such kinds of masks do not have any protect, they can not catch or repel: “That is why wearing cloth face masks is dangerous, in contrary. Because outside part of the mask can be wet and bacterias can stick, it can cause bacterias pass to our lungs. That is why wearing cloth masks is not recommended.”

Gunay Elshadgizi

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