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COVID-19: Are You Doing it Right? Here's How to Properly Wear a Mask

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Because the coronavirus pandemic’s second wave causes havoc in India, Medanta, a series of multi-speciality medical institutes, has formulated sure tips

COVID-19 is an infectious illness attributable to the just lately found coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily via droplets of saliva or discharge from the nostril when an contaminated individual coughs or sneezes. The virus enters the physique through nostril, mouth and eyes. Some current research counsel that virus could also be airborne and will be unfold via high quality contaminated droplets that stay suspended within the air in closed air-conditioned environments of workplaces, AC cabs-buses, buying malls and theatres because of absence of cross-ventilation, even when you’re not in direct contact with an contaminated individual. Carrying a masks is a compulsory requirement.

Do’s and Don’t for Carrying a Masks:

If you find yourself sporting a facemask:

  • Do safe the elastic bands round your ears.
  • Do safe the ties on the center of your head and base of your head.

When sporting a facemask, don’t do the next:

  • Don’t put on your face masks below your nostril or mouth.
  • Don’t permit a strap to hold down. Don’t cross the straps.
  • Don’t contact or modify your facemask with out cleansing your palms earlier than and after.
  • Don’t put on your face masks in your head.
  • Don’t put on your face masks round your neck.
  • Don’t put on your face masks round your arm.

When eradicating a facemask:

  • Do take away your facemask touching ONLY straps or ties.
  • After eradicating your masks clear your palms with 70% alcohol based mostly hand sanitizer or cleaning soap and water.

Use of Exhalation Valve Face masks:

  • Don’t use a facemask with Exhalation valve as a result of a masks with a valve could shield you from some pathogens within the air, nevertheless it doesn’t shield the individuals round you from your personal breath.
  • Whenever you put on a masks with a valve, a good portion of your exhaled air is fully unfiltered. Masks with valves are supposed to shield from air pollution.


• Ministry of Well being & Household Welfare Tips

• WHO guidebook for Assist for Rehabilitation Self-Administration after COVID19- Associated Sickness

• US- Centre for illness Management (CDC)

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