As the COVID-19 emerged, the government is considering mandating the use of face masks in public places. Hence, the Health director-general, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, welcomes the government's move to make the wearing of face masks mandatory following the WHO recommendations.
He said the inner layer should be hydrophilic and made of cotton or cotton blend. The outermost layer should be made of a material that prevents water absorption, such as polypropylene, polyester, or a mixture. While, the middle layer should be made of synthetic non-woven materials, such as polypropylene or a cotton layer, which can improve filtration or resistance of liquid droplets.
Here is the guideline of choosing the non-medical face mask or cloth face mask according to WHO:
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