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Cloth masks may not provide enough protection against coronavirus

 

  • The United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised concerns that cloth masks that popularly replaced medical-grade surgical and N95 masks through the course of the pandemic may not provide enough protection against the coronavirus disease.
  • The recommendation of the CDC was issued on 14 Jan. 
  • In its previous version of the recommendations, the CDC had said individuals may choose to use a disposable N95 respirator instead of a mask ‘when supplies are available’.