The Department of Registration and Control of Medicinal and Botanical Medicines at the Ministry of Health issued a decision prohibiting the import of masks equipped with a valve for medical facilities, based on the statement of the Infection Prevention and Sterilization Department that these masks do not comply with the standards of medical masks

The Infection Prevention Department stated that it does not recommend the use of masks equipped with a valve or a one-way filter, as a way to limit the spread of Corona, as it allows exhaled air to exit in order to give a feeling of comfort to the user without this air being exposed to filtering, noting that these masks may provide protection for the wearer from the SARS virus – CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, but it may not prevent the transmission and spread of the virus from the wearer to others, that is, it may not be effective to control the source.

While the Infection Prevention and Sterilization Department stated that this type of masks are not suitable for use in health facilities or in closed places. As it may be suitable for use when practicing some industrial activities such as cutting marble

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