Put on 3-ply face masks if you must, says expert

Chan Kok Leong Lee Chi Leong

People in Bukit Bintang wearing face masks after the coronavirus outbreak. Experts have advised to use three-ply masks instead of single-ply ones. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, January 30, 2020.

STICK to three-ply face masks if you must use one to prevent being infected by novel coronavirus (nCoV19), said an infectious disease expert.

The single-ply face masks are very thin while the N95 face masks are too technical to use, said Sg Buloh Hospital’s Dr Benedict Sim.

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