N95 masks with valves can be detrimental for preventing COVID-19: Health ministry
N95 masks is detrimental to the measures adopted for preventing the spread of coronavirus, said Rajiv Garg, DGHS, health ministry
ICMR also issued a detailed guidelines on how to wear and dispose face mask
The health ministry today has warned against "inappropriate use of N95 masks, especially those that contain respiratory valves" by the citizens. In a letter to all states and union territories, Rajiv Garg, the director general of health services, ministry of health said "It is to bring to your knowledge that the use of valved respirator N95 masks is detrimental to the measures adopted for preventing the spread of coronavirus as it does not prevent the virus from escaping out of the mask."