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Wearing Mask

April 27, 2020

Wearing a mask offers protection against COVID-19.

COVID-19 can be transmitted by respiratory droplets over a short distance or through direct contact with a patient’s secretions. Wearing a mask offers protection against COVID-19. If you have a respiratory tract infection, it also helps prevent the spread of the illness. Surgical masks, if properly worn, are effective in preventing the spread of droplet infections.

Wearing a mask is just one way to help prevent respiratory tract infections. Most important is to observe good personal hygiene. Wash hands frequently with liquid soap. Always wash hands after sneezing, coughing, cleaning the nose; going to the toilet; and before touching the eyes, nose and mouth, or preparing food. You can also build up body immunity by developing a healthy lifestyle – eat well, get plenty of rest, exercise, don’t smoke.

Who should wear a mask?

Points to note about wearing a mask:

When wearing a mask, ensure that: