In current times when the novel CoronaVirus is spreading at a furious pace, it has become mandatory for people to wear a mask when stepping out of their homes and when going to public places.
Wearing a mask helps you protect yourself from contracting the highly contagious coronavirus that spreads through droplets released when a person coughs or sneezes. A mask is a malleable sheet of cloth or any other membrane that is put around your face to cover your nose and mouth. It is rectangular and circular in shape with two elastic nooses at the edges to help users fasten them behind their neck or head to hold the mask in place. The mask filters out large microbes, dust, and pollutants from entering your trachea either from your nose or mouth.
They are also designed in a way that facilitates the absorption of moisture that builds up when a person exhales into the mask.
When should you wear a mask?
If you notice that you are in respiratory distress and are coughing and sneezing frequently, it is advised to wear a mask. By doing this, you are limiting the spread of the pathogens inside you and not infecting others with your condition. It is especially important now as you may be a dormant vector of corona fever which is asymptomatic, and by wearing a mask, you are breaking the chain of new infections.
You should also wear a mask whenever you are stepping out in public and find yourself in large gatherings. As a safety precaution, ensure that you maintain a distance of 6 feet from another human being.
Many of us are not very comfortable wearing a mask and do a half-hearted job because the law asks us to do it. Please remember that wearing a mask could prevent you and another human just like you from contracting a deadly condition that currently has no cure.
Here are a few tips for wearing your mask in the correct manner to ensure maximum efficiency:
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