Posted on by Claudia Trimde

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is recommended that people wear face masks in public. However, many people think that if they are not sick, they don’t need to wear a mask. A broad spectrum of studies and research has shown that people can be infected without showing symptoms. Such people who are infected without showing symptoms can unknowingly spread the virus to other people when they cough, sneeze or talk. Thus, covering your nose and mouth with a face mask, whether you show any symptoms or not, is an effective way of reducing the spread of coronavirus. This way, you can help protect your family and others in your community.

Also, one thing to keep in mind is that wearing a face mask in public is an effective way to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, but only if the face mask is worn correctly. To get the maximum protection for yourself and others, do keep the following things in mind while wearing a face mask: Make sure to wash your hands before and after touching the face mask. Your face mask should fit to cover your face from the bridge of your nose to under your chin. It shouldn’t be too loose or too tight fitting. Avoid the temptation to touch the mask or pull it under your chin while talking, pulling the face mask out of place will limit its effectiveness and increase the risk of infection.