People are asked not to panic buying.
Pulmonary specialist at the Friendship Hospital (RSUP) of Friendship, Dr. Erlina Burhan, Sp.P (K), M.Sc, Ph.D, explained four types of masks in the community.According to him, there are a number of masks that can be used for the community and there are also masks that are specific to the industry.”Masks are one of the prevention of Covid-19 transmission,” Erlina said, in an Indonesian BNPB show on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Erlina said, despite being an antidote, in addition to masks there must be a combination with the others. For example washing hands and other healthy living behaviors.Erlina said, there are four types of masks that can be found today. Among them, cloth masks, surgical masks, N95 masks, and respirator facepiece, or masks that cover the entire face. He said, there are several advantages of each of these masks.
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First, cloth mask . This mask can be worn by healthy people in public places and other facilities. However, said Erlina, users of these masks still need to maintain a distance of one to two meters.”Because cloth masks cannot protect all particles,” he said.Fabric masks are recommended not to use medical personnel. For medical workers who work in health facilities.He suggested a second type of mask, a surgical mask . Surgical masks, he said, can also be used by people who have symptoms of flu, colds, fever, sore throat, and cough.
Masks for Industry
Meanwhile, the third mask, N95, can be used by medical personnel who have close contact with patients infected with the virus. “It is recommended for use by health workers, not the general public,” he said.The fourth type of mask is the facepiece respirator. This type of mask, he said, has a powerful antidote system from viruses.But, he said, this type of mask is usually only used in industry. Workers who wear these masks are expected to be protected from harmful gases.
Don’t Panic Buying
In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, he hopes the scarcity of masks can be overcome. He hopes that people will not make panic purchases.Therefore, the priority of this mask users are health workers and sick people. If sick people have no more access to masks, this will be a source of transmission,” he said.
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Banting Steep Makes Fabric Masks, This Tailor Floods Orders
Scarcity of masks on the market due to the Covid-19 corona virus pandemic, turns out to be a new business opportunity. Because of high demand, clothes tailors swerved to make masks made of cloth.Tailors who swerved to make cloth masks were Yudi and Dwi Anjani Susiana Putri, a couple from Miagan, Mojoagung, Jombang, East Java. Now they are flooded with orders for cloth masks.Dwi claimed to turn into a mask tailor because the item is now very rare. Even if there is, the price is very expensive.”Finally, I produced it myself, and it turned out that the public’s response was unexpected,” Dwi said as quoted by Monday, March 23, 2020.
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Dwi has been in the sewing field for a long time. This activity is currently supporting the family’s economy. He also made a mask from cloth, and one by one the orders began to appear.Over time, orders for homemade masks actually increasingly booming to make them overwhelmed.”Here I am sewing fabric for making masks ordered by people. Many are ordering,” he said.
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Medical circles also ordered
He said, orders did not only come from ordinary people, but a number of people from the medical community also ordered their homemade masks. In addition, residents from several regions also ordered their homemade masks, starting from Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Mojokerto and several other cities.Not only marketing conventionally, Dwi also sells homemade masks through social media, such as Facebook and Instagram.”We were overwhelmed by orders. Puskesmas staff only ordered 250 sheets,” he said.
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Made from 2 types of fabric
Dwi claims the mask can ward off viruses. Because, covered by two types of fabric. Another advantage, the buyer can choose the fabric motif he wants, or even if there is someone who likes it without plain alias motif also provided.For one mask priced at Rp10 thousand. However, if the customer orders more than 100 pieces, the price can be discounted.He said he was happy with this business opportunity, but he still hoped that the plague could disappear soon. He prayed for all Indonesian citizens to be avoided immediately from this disaster.