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UIN Malang: Face Mask Holders are Not Recommended for You

Rabu, 03 Maret 2021 - 06:56
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UIN Malang: Face Mask Holders are Not Recommended for You dr. Ikrimah, a physician at UMMI Clinic of UIN Malang. (Photo: Ikrimah for TIMES Indonesia)

TIMESINDONESIA, MALANGUIN Malang revealed another secret about mask. A physician at UMMI Clinic of UIN Malang said that face mask holder or commonly known as mask strap is not a recommended thing to wear during this pandemic.

Dr. Ikrimah, the physician said that hanging your mask on your neck like you wear a necklace will just make it easily to be contaminated with bacteria. And of course it's not good for your health.

"There will be cross contamination if you put of your mask and just hang it on your neck," dr. Ikrimah, a physician at UMMI Clinic of UIN Malang said on Sunday (28/2/2021).

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT UIN MALANG PLEASE VISIT  www.uin-malang.ac.id

In addition, she also said that the inner part of the mask, which supposed to be sterile and used to restrain the droplets from your mouth will be exposed by another people's droplets of you just hang it like that.

The holder could be a source of virus as well. Some virus could stick innit and contaminate your mask. This condition also goes to when you just put the mask on your hand as a bandana.

"You better took of the mask and keep it somewhere else safe when you don't use it," this 29 year old lady which was born on May 19, 1992 said.

She explained that before putting of your mask, you need to wash your hand first. Or at least put some hand sanitizer on your hand. Dont touch the outer part of your mask when you put it of. Start it from the ear loop.

Keep your mask in a clean pouch, envelope, or ziplock. Throw away your mask when it dirty or wet, don't forget to cut the ear loop before you throw it in to the trash can.

She also said that the maximum limit of time of using a mask is around 4 hours consecutively.  Mire than that time, you will need to throw it away. So make sure you bring additional mask in your bag.

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT UIN MALANG PLEASE VISIT  www.uin-malang.ac.id

"It''s conducted to help tho cut the exposure of Covid-19.  But for your reminder, you also need to pay more attention to the mask you used and keep it properly so it works well," this physician of UMMI Clinic of UIN Malang said. (*)

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