Dos and Don’ts for wearing non-medical fabric masks
Dos and Don’ts for wearing non-medical fabric masks
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Dos and Don’ts for wearing non-medical fabric masks
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Dos and Don’ts for wearing non-medical fabric masks

New Delhi: Since the coronavirus outbreak, face masks have become a new norm across the globe. People are safeguarding themselves by using face masks. People are also using non-medical fabric masks to protect themselves from the virus.

Here are dos and don’ts related to the fabric masks which should be adhered to in order to be safe against the virus.

Dos:

Clean your hands before touching the mask

Inspect the mask for damage or if dirty

Adjust the mask to your face without leaving gaps on the sides

Cover your mouth, nose and chin

Avoid touching the mask

Clean your hands before touching the mask

Remove your mask by the straps behind the ears or head

Pull the mask away from your face

Store the mask in a clean plastic, resealable bag if not dirty or wet

Remove the mask by the straps when taking it out of the bag

Wash the mask in soap or detergent, preferably with hot water, at least once a day

Clean your hands after removing the mask

Don’ts:

Do not use a mask that looks damaged

Do not wear a loose mask

Do not wear the mask under the nose

Do not remove the mask where there are people within 1 meter

Do not use a mask which is difficult to breathe through

Do not wear a dirty or wet mask

Do not share your mask with others

(Information shared in the article is based on a chart released by World Health Organization)