COVID-19: They ask not to buy mask with valve

Faced with the current health contingency, reveal that mask with valve do not serve, as the authorities of our country made it known, during the daily report on coronavirus COVID-19, last Saturday in National Palace.

Why are valve masks not suitable against COVID-19?

Before the so-called COVID-19, the general director of health promotion of the Ministry of Health, Ricardo Cortés Alcala, he remarked and alerted the public so they no longer buy the mask with valve, and explained why:

Valve masks do not protect against COVID-19. Photo: Getty

“This mask, which should be used so that I do not expel my saliva or my aerosols, what do you think? If I breathe it does not go into air, but if I am sick and I use one of these things, well I am spitting my saliva and my aerosols to whoever I am in front of. Don’t buy it, and if you sell it, don’t sell it anymore, don’t buy more to sell, this is useless. ” Ricardo Cortés Alcalá, General Director of Health Promotion of the Ministry of Health.

Ricardo Cortés Alcalá, General Director of Health Promotion of the Ministry of Health.

  • He called valve masks “selfish”, because they do not protect.

With this explanation, the official revealed that if a person were sick with COVID-19 and use the mask with valve, the virus carrier would not breathe the air of others, but would expel their saliva or aerosols, which could infect whoever is in front of them or around you:

“It does not serve what it should serve, which is to protect others, because when I expire all the air, saliva and aerosols come out through that famous valve. So, better one made of fabric, they can be made at home, bought, there are multiple options of masks. “

Ricardo Cortés Alcalá, General Director of Health Promotion of the Ministry of Health.

Finally, the official also asked citizens to continue with the prevention rules, Since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic it has not disappeared; hence, he remarked not to forget the following:

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