COVID Patients In Home Isolation Should Wear Triple-layered Mask: Health Ministry


New Delhi, April 29: The Union health ministry issued new guidelines for COVID-19 patients in home isolation having mild symptoms or are asymptomatic.

The ministry has advised that the patients should be kept in well-ventilated rooms and should wear a triple-layer medical mask at all times.

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The patients should be kept in well-ventilated rooms with cross-ventilation, the windows should be kept open to allow fresh air to come in and should at all times use a triple-layer medical mask.

The guidelines further added that the mask should be discarded after eight hours of use or earlier if they become wet or visibly soiled. In the event of the caregiver entering the room, both the caregiver and the patient may consider using the N95 mask.