Using Masks and COVID 19 Advice from the WHO
Thanks to the World Health Organisatin
There are a lot of myths about COVID 19 doing the rounds on social media and this is why we have to be really careful of fake news. Here at Waterford In Your Pocket, we are sharing information from trusted and verified organisations and government agencies.
Remember the best way to beat this is to keep self-isolated, even though we’re not saying that you can’t go out, by keeping your distance from others and to keep washing your hands.
Here is what the World Health Organisation has to say about using face masks.
- If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
- Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
- Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.
- Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
- Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks.
- To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
So there you have it, some great advice from the World Health Organisation. There is a lot more information to be had from their website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public