simple sa hai yeh task,
just wear a home-made mask.

Protect Yourself, Protect India.


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StartupsVsCovid & ACT Grants

Start-ups Vs Covid and ACT Grants have  launched a India-wide campaign on Friday, 10 Apr, to build a movement  of using home-made masks aka Apna Masks when one is outside home or has an illness.

Stalwarts from across India
are asking you to wear home-made masks.

#ApnaDesh // ApnaMask

Remember // याद रखें

Apne 3 Simple Steps


Don't Step Out

बाहर न निकलें

Try Avoiding Going Out as much as possible.

जहाँ तक हो सके बाहर न जाएं।


Never without a Mask

हमेशा मास्क पहनें

You can make a mask at home. See some videos below.

आप घर पर मास्क बना सकते हैं। नीचे देखें कुछ वीडियो।


Maintain Social Distancing

सोशल डिस्टन्सिंग अपनाएं।

Practice Social Distancing

सोशल डिस्टन्सिंग का पालन करे।

FAQs on Masks

मास्क से सम्बंधित अक्सर पूछे जाने वाले सवाल।

Why do I need to wear a Mask?

According to the WHO, the novel coronavirus can spread easily from person-to-person, mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, thereby infecting them. So to curb the spread of COVID-19, wearing masks in important. It is especially important if you live in densely populated areas, or if you are going to be in a crowded place.

How to make a mask?

The CDC has recommended that you cover your mouth with a mask to protect yourself and others from the novel coronavirus. You should make one at home - remember that surgical masks and N95 masks are for healthcare workers, patients or their caregivers. According to the MoHFW, a homemade mask should have multiple layers of fabric that can be washed at home without getting damaged.

Do I need to clean and dispose of a mask?

While it is necessary to wear a mask when you are going out in a public place, the most important thing to remember is to clean it and dispose it off when not needed. If used masks are lying around, they can pose health risks for someone who comes in contact with them. According to the WHO, masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, you must, at the very least, use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer.

How to make face masks at home without using a sewing machine

According to the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, homemade face masks can be an effective solution to combat the shortage of surgical masks. Here is a step-by-step guide to make masks at home that are washable as well as reusable. This guide provides a simple outline to make masks without using a sewing machine at home.

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