As the world keeps exploring ways to keep the Covid-19 infection under control, some health experts have argued that cloth masks are less protective against the coronavirus, especially the delta variant.

On September 6, this year some of the largest European Airlines: Lufthansa, Air France, and Finnair banned the use of cloth face masks on their flights, saying that cloth masks do not provide adequate protection for passengers.

Lufthansa in a statement issued said cloth masks are not permitted onboard or in lounges and it is compulsory for all to wear a medical mask from boarding, when on board,  and when disembarking the flight.

Dr Joseph Oliver-Commey, an Infectious Disease Specialist at the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre, says, the efficiency of cloth masks in protecting people against the Coronavirus is lowered when used in crowded areas.

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