'Use a homemade mask only when you go to do your shopping'
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has encouraged the use of masks saying this can assist in containing the spread of covid-19, especially for those who are coughing, sneezing or are infected.
His department has also said that those exposed to someone with the virus should make use of the covering.
There is no question about it. Masks can assist in containing the spread of the virus, especially for those who are coughing, sneezing or are infected.(2/2) #COVID19 #CoronavirusInSA #StayHomeSA #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/mEHzmZHsyN— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) March 31, 2020
Civil engineer Piet Streicher insists that medical staff wear medical masks and that everyone else wear homemade masks.
The medical experts have warned that when the public use masks they could put themselves at a higher risk if they don't use proper procedures but there is no reason why the general public cannot learn how to use masks properly. My suggestion is when you use a homemade mask, only use it when you go to do your shopping.Piet Streicher, Civil engineer
Wash your hands, put on a clean mask, go out and do your shopping, you don't drink or eat anything during that period, you don't touch your mask at all. When you come home, you take off your mask, wash it in hot water and soap and you was your hands as well.Piet Streicher, Civil engineer
If you follow proper procedures, masks will benefit all.Piet Streicher, Civil engineer
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