As per a Mayo Clinic expert, wearing masks is not a foolproof way of protecting yourself from the disease. Washing hands thoroughly and frequently, in addition to resisting touching your face will shield you better.
Medical mask shortage has driven Thailand health authorities to promote the use of homemade cloth masks among its public who are scrambling to fortify their defenses against the growing infection.
Cheerful face masks are helping to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in Bulgaria thanks to a small company in the capital Sofia.
American fashion designer Siriano reached out to New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter to offer to make face masks if the politician says the state is in need.
Hong Kong democracy protesters arrested for defying a new face mask ban appeared in court on Monday following a violent weekend of unrest which saw bloody clashes with police and
The World Health Organization Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult.
Cloth masks, particularly those with several layers of cotton cloth, can reduce transmission of Covid-19 by blocking up to 99 per cent of infectious particles, say researchers.
An Indian man said he paid about $4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country. The precious metal covering weighs 60 grams (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight days to make, said businessman Shankar Kurhade, from the western city of Pune.
As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages.