This is the global concern of the people that whether masks shall be used to prevent themselves from disease from Coronavirus or not? if yes, then what are the correct ways to put on, use, take off and dispose the mask ? Well, many scammers are spreading fake news about this issues and making people believe on that providing fake instances but we strongly recommend you to look for a reliable source of such information before believing in any kind of buzzes.
As per World Health Organization (WHO), a mask shall not be used by uninfected person as there is high risk of getting infection from inproper way of using the mask. However the mask shall only be used by health workers, care takers, and individuals with respiratory symptoms, such as fever and cough.
As recommended by WHO, a person using mask must follow the following process before and after using the mask:
# Before touching the mask, clean hands with liquid hand wash or soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer.
# Check the mask if it is teared or have holes in it as such mask must not be used.
# Put the metal strip side on top side i.e. in your upper nose.
# Ensure the proper side i.e. coloured side of the mask faces outwards.
# Place the mask to your face and pinch the metal strip or stiff edge of the mask as it moulds to the shape of your nose.
# Pull down the mask’s bottom so as to cover your mouth and your chin.
# After use, take off the mask; remove the elastic loops from behind the ears while keeping the mask away from your face and clothes so as to avoid touching potentially contaminated surfaces of the mask.
# Discard the mask in a closed or covered dustbin immediately after use.
# Perform hand hygiene after touching or discarding the mask – clean hands with liquid hand wash or soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer.
Above are the safety majors one must follow too properly use and discard a mask to prevent Coronavirus infection at possible extent.
Regardless of believing in any rumors and buzzes spread over the internet platforms, people shall adopt precautionary and safety measures in their daily lifestyle to save themselves, their family as well as their community as a whole.
Please do the following basis precautionary measures to keep yourself and your family and circle safe from Corona Virus:
# Frequently wash hands thoroughly with hand wash or soap and water for at least 20 seconds which can kill viruses that may be on your hands.
# Use sanitizer (alcohol-based) in the unavailability of water and hand wash to help kill the viruses that may be on your hands.
# Do not touch your facial area i.e eyes, nose and mouth to avoid infection. Hands touch many surfaces which can pick up viruses from those surfaces. Once they get contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth and allow the virus to enter in your body making to infected.
# Maintain Social distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing to avoid breathing in the droplets they spray from their nose or mouth which may contain virus if they are Coronavirus infected.
# If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, stay home and call in advance to get the medical attention earlier.
# Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus.
The best precaution to alert yourself: Always think your hands have a dirt.
It sounds funny but it is the best way to increase your consciousness to prevent yourself from coronavirus. If you think your hand has a dirt then definitely you won’t touch your face or any part of the body as well as anything unnecessarily with that hand. So, keep in mind that your hand is always dirty. If you go outside, and if you touch something then just think you have touched the dirt, then definitely you won’t use that hand to touch anywhere on your body as far as possible and you will rush to wash your hand as soon as possible.
There are many posts with fake information circulating around social media sites about COVID-19. People shall always follow genuine websites like WHO (www.who.int) to find authentic details.
Believing the wrong information at this alarming moment may turn into blunder in your life. And sharing such wrong post is even worse than anything else could ever be because it could mislead your near and dear ones and society as a whole. So before sharing any post, please make sure that you are getting them from authentic sources and ignore unnecessary articles and posts that are published or posted just to create a myth.
Also, remember that there are numbers of online scam sites that are actively involved in advertising and selling various products like N-95, N-97 masks & other face masks, hand sanitizers, tissues, medicines, etc. in the name of this virus. So we all shall be aware of these scam sites. So, we want to suggest you shop related products only from the renowned online stores like Amazon and so on in order to save yourself from scams. Or, at least do some research before you purchase anything from unknown online stores.
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