Masks – the New Lifesaver
As COVID-19 spreads rapidly, wearing masks in public spaces has become a necessity of daily life. Medical experts strongly recommend wearing masks as the primary point of defence to containing the spread of the infection. Even asymptomatic carriers of the virus reduce their chances of spreading the infection if they wear a mask.
How do masks limit the spread of COVID-19?
1) Protecting Yourself – The masks reduce inhalation of particles from infected people. Also, when you wear a mask, you are less likely to touch your face and eyes.
2) Protecting Others – A mask substantially reduces the range any airborne particles travel from an infected person, reducing the risk of transmission.
Countries that have adopted mask-wearing culture have shown lower infection rates and deaths than countries with low mask-wearing culture. To fight Covid-19 we must promote a mask-wearing culture.