The N95 mask is the most effective, especially for this variant of the virus. Though cloth masks are widely available and easily accessible, and are a cheaper option due to their reuse value, they aren’t as effective at filtering out aerosols (airborne viral particles) as their N95 counterparts.
N95 masks' higher costs and shorter life-span make it an expensive option for community workers like housekeeping staff, who provide essential services and need to go outside their homes for the same. I would like to provide the workers in my community with N95 masks for their safety and the safety of people around them.
Cost per mask: Rs. 40
No. of masks per person: 8 masks
No of people: 125
Total Cost: Rs. 40000