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Here’s how to properly wear and dispose a face mask

Here’s how to properly wear and dispose a face mask

Simple as it looks, face masks are commonly used incorrectly by the public, which may affect its effectiveness in protecting the wearer from getting infected with COVID-19.

Here’s how to properly wear and dispose a mask[1]:

  • Wash your hands with hand sanitizer or soap and water before putting on a mask

  • Put on the mask, ensuring that it covers your nose, mouth and chin. Make sure that the blue-coloured side faces outward, with the metal strip placed above the nose.

  • Pinch the metal strip gently against the nose bridge to form a tight seal
  • When removing the mask, make sure to only touch the ear loops

While face masks play an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19, individuals should make sure to continue exhibiting good personal hygiene even when wearing a mask, such as frequently washing your hands, facing away from others when coughing or sneezing and observing social distancing guidelines.

Sources:

[1] https://www.moh.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider5/2019-ncov/english_advisory-on-wearing-masks.pdf

 

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