Repeatedly wearing the same mask puts you at risk of serious, potentially fatal illness due to the build-up of bacteria in the mask.
Thailand’s Anti Fake News Agency has confirmed the information is true, citing data from the health department of the Ministry of Health.
After the widespread publication of this warning on the internet, the Thai health service stated that surgical masks were not washed. and reused because they should be considered as infectious waste. Therefore, such face masks should be disposed of properly in a trash can with a lid.
However, cloth face masks should be washed with soap or dish soap every day and hung in the sun to dry.
It is also recommended that people change their masks every 6-8 hours, especially if the mask gets wet or when they are returning from a high-risk or crowded area where there is a risk of the disease spreading.
The Anti Fake News Agency was established by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to combat the spread of fake news on the internet and social media and to provide correct and verified information to the public, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. when misleading information has been collected.
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