A US restaurant employee wears a cloth face mask. The use of cloth face masks, which can be washed and reused, is being encouraged by governments around the world – but how do you keep them clean? Photo: Reuters

How to keep a cloth face mask clean amid coronavirus – wash it, don’t touch it, throw damaged ones away

  • US officials have said cloth masks, if used correctly, can reduce the transmission of coronavirus between people
  • They should be washed after each use, or at least daily, with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle – and should be thrown out if damaged
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A US restaurant employee wears a cloth face mask. The use of cloth face masks, which can be washed and reused, is being encouraged by governments around the world – but how do you keep them clean? Photo: Reuters
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