Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Face Mask Safely

Although there are many opinions whether a mask is needed to be worn by a healthy person, there is no denying that a mask, of any material, does help in preventing one from catching a bug.

In countries such as China, Taiwan and Vietnam, a face mask is part of the locals’ clothing. Without it, they would feel as if they were unadorned.

In fact, when I visited Vietnam last year, I was astonished to notice that the women wore layers of masks when they rode their scooters about, up to three or four layers of different materials. Looks like a single layer isn’t enough to keep the smog away.

Dos and Don'ts of wearing a medical mask safely
Dos and Don’ts of wearing a medical mask safely

The latest advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) is that the mask is intended for individuals in the community; public health plus infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals; health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), as well as community health workers.

Dos and Don'ts of wearing a non-medical fabric mask safely
Dos and Don’ts of wearing a non-medical fabric mask safely

The WHO has prepared these infographics to create awareness on how to wear the face mask properly, be it medical or non-medical. Feel free to check them out.

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