Masks are essential for primary protection against coronavirus, which can lead to infection of the upper respiratory system. One needs to be very careful while wearing and removing them. A simple mistake could increase the risk of infection. Here are a few things that you must do while wearing and removing the mask.
While wearing a mask:
Step 1: Wash your hands properly with soap and water or 70 per cent alcohol-based sanitiser before touching the mask.
Step 2: Inspect the mask for damage and dirt.
Step 3: Put on the marks on your face properly, covering your mouth, nose and chin. There should not be any gaps on the sides.
While removing the mask:
Step 1: Clean your hands with soap and water or sanitiser before removing the mask.
Step 2: Remove the mask by the straps behind the ears or head.
Step 3: If the mask is not dirty then store it in a plastic bag, else wash it with soap and hot water.
Step 4: Clean your hand after removing your mask.