Alongside other preventive measures, wearing a face mask may help slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Different types of mask are available for people to wear during the current pandemic.

Currently, research suggests that the novel coronavirus spreads primarily via respiratory droplets.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people can transmit the virus to others while showing no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. A mathematical model from a 2020 study supports this, suggesting that 40–80% of transmission stems from those showing no symptoms.

Although the science around the effectiveness of face masks is not definitive, these items likely offer some protection from the coronavirus. The authors of one study concluded that surgical face masks could prevent the transmission of the coronavirus from symptomatic individuals. Other researchers also encourage the use of face masks in public.

It is possible, therefore, that widespread use of face masks by the public might help slow the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people use Proper Face masks.

In addition to face masks, it is important to continue following other preventive measures, such as regular hand washing and physical distancing.

People are currently using three main types of face mask:

  • surgical mask
  • Respirators, such as N95, FFP2, or the equivalent
  • Cloth face coverings

RespiratorsSeal-tested respirator masks include the N95 and other FFP2/3 forms.These masks have tangled fibers to filter pathogens in the air, and they fit very close to the face. The edges form a seal around the mouth and nose. It is now Compulsory to use a Face Mask in Public. 

Disposable mask FFP1 level, protects solid and liquid particles without specific toxicity. Minimal % of filtration 80%. Protects up to 4 times the TLV (Assigned Protection Factor for FFP1 masks).



● Dolomite optional clogging test (D) to provide more comfortable

breathing and longer lasting filtration performance

● High performance exhalation valve to reduce heat and provide comfort

when used in hot and humid conditions

● Flexible shape which allows the mask to be folded flat

● Ultrasound welded elastic strap

● Individually wrapped inside hygienic polybag

● Individually packed for vending machines

● Retail box which aids presentation for retail sales

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