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Omicron scare: N95, surgical or cloth? Which mask is best for new Covid-19 variant; find out

The health ministry confirmed the 2 cases of Covid-19’s new variant Omicron virus on Thursday. According to medical experts, the new variant of Covid is much more dangerous and highly transmissible as compared to the old variant. To reduce the risk to get infected with the virus, medical experts still consider masking and social distancing are safety measures to stay safe against any kind of Covid variant.

Amid concern over Covid’s new variant, there is a question that is being rising that which face mask works more effectively – surgical, cloth, or N95. Can a specific type of face provide more or less safety against any kind of Covid-19’s variants? Let’s find out.

N95 mask

According to medical experts, N95 is considered one of the safest and effective masks, which cuts out the risk of transmission by 95 percent. With the perfect fit and high-quality layered fabric, it offers the highest protection and prevention against any kind of Covid-19’s variant. Experts revealed that using the N95 masks filters out almost around 97% of transmissible particles in the air, which is as small as 0.3 microns.

If any person faces a high exposure risk to the virus in their day-to-day daily life, then N95 masks could be the best as compared to other masks.

Surgical Mask

Surgical masks are considered the most economical and common masks, which can be found anywhere at the cheapest price range. These types of masks are use and through type and considerably high level of protection from any kind of Covid’s variant.

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Since surgical masks come with not so perfect fit as compared to N95 masks, the side gaps or around the nose area might increase the chance of a person getting infected with the highly contagious Omicrone virus.

Cloth Masks

Nowadays, cloth masks are being used widely because it provides a perfect fit and style and it allows people to breathe in comfort. However, these types of masks are kind of useless if it doesn’t come with the three layers of fabric in them.

These types of masks could be the better option if N95 masks are not available.

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