Reusable masks, though a more cost-effective option in the long run, need to be cared for properly for them to be effective. With face masks now compulsory in crowded public areas, both the disposable and fabric versions are in demand. Cloth masks come in a variety of fabrics and styles, from the most basic homemade version to the high-end fashionable designer ones. Both the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health recommend that a fabric mask should have a minimum of three layers. Learn more about this at Are Fabric Masks Any Good? (New Straits Times, 1 September 2020).