There is no evidence yet to prove that wearing double face masks lessens the chances of getting infected with Covid-19. 

The Department of Health (DOH) made this statement amid the rising concerns on the more infectious coronavirus variants emerging in some countries.

“Sa ngayon po hindi naman natin nakikita pa na ang ebidensiyang ‘yan ay sukat na at sapat na para magsabi na kailangan natin ‘yan,” DOH spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said during the Laging Handa public briefing.

Vergeire explained that using a single face mask, which can give about 60 to 70% protection, and face shields and following social distancing, could provide a total of about 99% protection.

“Ito ay nagagamit natin at gumagana naman. Nakikita natin that we can be able to manage the cases kung gagawin lang po natin,” she said.

“Ito pong double face masks ay wala pa hong sapat na ebidensiya para irekomenda natin ‘yan para sa ating mga kababayan,” Vergeire added.

Meanwhile, some experts have agreed on doubling the layer of face covering to protect people from getting the virus. Ronald dela Cruz