Scientists and public-health specialists say that face masks are a simple way to prevent the spread of the virus and bacteria through talking, coughing, or sneezing. But they need to be worn properly. Antiviral face masks are designed to filter out or kill microscopic bacterial, viruses, and viral particles. During the time of Coronavirus antiviral masks are easily available in medical stores, and Garment Stores. The past years have seen hazardous air quality levels polluted. In the Winter season, the sky is covered by a thick layer of haze, dust. During the COVID-19, the mask has been compulsory to wear.
As air quality is bad and the hype of coronavirus, a health emergency has been declared in the world - schools and colleges are closed, and construction has been halted. WHO says During the coronavirus', The lifestyle has turned into the worst in three months. According to the World Health Organization. Even as environmentalists and residents fighting with viruses, there are some precautions that we need to take to stay safe during such severe conditions.
Guidelines for wearing Face Masks:
Antiviral face masks can help reduce the spread of bacteria and other respiratory viruses when only if they have been worn correctly and regularly.
Here are some guidelines for proper mask-wearing:
Wear a face mask when coming with a sick person.
Try not to touch the mask from the center phase and when you want to remove the mask then you remove it from the side string.
Wear a face mask before going near other people if you may be sick.
If you have the virus and need to see a doctor, wear a face mask to protect others in the waiting area.
Consider wearing an anti-viral face mask in crowded areas if the virus is widespread in your community, or if you’re at high risk for virus complications.
When you’re done wearing a surgical face mask or respirator face mask, throw it in the dustbin and wash your hands. Never use it again.
- If your mask is a washable face mask after use, wash it in hot water.
Tips to protect from Viruses and Infections:
Wash your hand with soap and warm water. If you are going outside, then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid Touching your face or mouth if you haven’t washed your hands. It can transfer the virus to these areas and potentially make you sick.
Maintain Distance with people who are ill. If you’re around someone who is coughing and sneezing, then try to stay at least 6 to 8 feet away from the sick person.
Never Sharing personal items like utensils and drinking glasses can potentially spread the virus.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Try to cough into your elbow or into a tissue. Be sure to immediately dispose of any used tissues.
Stay home if you’re sick, plan to stay at home until you recover.