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    Maharashtra govt caps price of N-95 masks for sellers, private hospitals

    India | October 21, 2020 8:06 IST

    The Maharashtra government has capped the price of N-95 masks, which will be applicable to mask suppliers and private hospitals.N-95 masks are double and triple layer masks that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face. 

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    India donates 1.8 million N95 masks to Philadelphia in US

    India | October 10, 2020 11:01 IST

    India has donated 1.8 million N95 masks to Philadelphia, the largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania, to help in its fight against COVID-19, setting another example of a robust Indo-US partnership in the health sector. 

  • Plant-based spray can be used in N95 masks: Study

    Plant-based spray can be used in N95 masks: Study

    October 07, 2020 17:26 IST

    Scientists have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially the creation of human organs.

  • 'Even face shield, N-95 mask together can't stop

    'Even face shield, N-95 mask together can't stop coronavirus'

    World | September 02, 2020 13:06 IST

    When someone carrying the Covid-19 virus coughs, aerosolised droplets expelled with the jet are able to move around the face shield visor with relative ease.

  • Home electric cookers could efficiently sanitise N95 masks, scientists say

    Home electric cookers could efficiently sanitise N95 masks, scientists say

    August 10, 2020 12:44 IST

    According to the findings published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters, this could enable wearers to safely reuse limited supplies of the respirators, originally intended to be one-time-use items.

  • Low-cost moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates coronavirus: Study

    Low-cost moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates coronavirus: Study

    August 02, 2020 12:46 IST

    Scientists have found that moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19, an advance that could allow reuse of these scarce resources in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

  • What are N95 masks? Should they be used to stop COVID-19? Know from doctors

    What are N95 masks? Should they be used to stop COVID-19? Know from doctors

    July 22, 2020 14:07 IST

    The latest studies reveal that not all N95 masks are effective in stopping the deadly virus. Masks with valve respirators aren't likely to stop the disease, instead, allow the wearer's germs to spread. A group of doctors on a special segment on India TV share why these masks with valves should not be used and why you should switch to homemade or surgical masks.

  • Health Ministry warns against wearing N-95 mask with valve

    News | July 22, 2020 8:11 IST

    The Centre has written to all states and union territories warning against the use of N-95 masks with valved respirators by people, saying these do not prevent the virus from spreading out and are 'detrimental' to the measures adopted for its contain