Other DiseasesBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamApr 06, 2020

With the increase in coronavirus cases, the demand for masks suddenly increased which even lead to their scarcity in the market. While this is an important precaution against COVID-19, not each one of us has to wear it. As per the health ministry, only those who have a cough, cold or other significant coronavirus symptoms or people who are attending the infected patients need to wear the N-95 mask for protection. You must know a few important things about how and when to wear a mask.

  • You don't need to wear a mask if you are healthy with no symptoms of coronavirus(sore throat, dry cough, cold, respiratory issues and high fever)
  • Wearing a mask is particularly necessary if you are taking care of a suspected.
  • Wearing a mask alone won't help against coronavirus outbreak. One should practice good hygiene habits for better protection.
  • You may also use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 70% alcohol to kill the virus.
  • Avoid using a disposable mask for a long time as it increases the chance of infection.

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