Corona: Masks for the mouth and nose

Right now, you see people in public with a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. Such mouth-nose protection is intended to prevent the wearer from spreading pathogens through droplets from the mouth and nose. Instructions for simple mouth and nose protection are available on the Internet: https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/mundschutz-selber-machen-ohne-naehen-eine-anleitung-zum-basteln-einer-atemschutzmaske/ 25692528.html. Whoever wears it protects others against his or her own droplets when breathing, speaking, sneezing or coughing. Mouth and nose protection, according to a European standard, protects the wearers of the masks themselves much better from the droplets of others. However, this standardized mouth-nose protection is currently primarily needed for medical staff and nursing staff. There are major bottlenecks in production, although the district has procured 850,000 protective masks, as district administrator Joachim Walter said at a press conference on April 3. Mouth and nose protection is currently primarily needed by people in healthcare and nursing who cannot keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters.

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Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 06.04.2020

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