YES You are advised to wear a mask when interacting with people or being in the presence of a crowd. - A 3-layer surgical mask is a good option - N95 and N99 masks - In case nothing is available, you can fold your handkerchief and wear it across your mouth and nose However a few other measures such as practising personal hygiene by washing and sanitizing your hands, avoiding unnecessary physical contact with people, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth will be beneficial in overall effectiveness.
How can you protect yourself from Corona China Wuhan Virus ?
There is currently no vaccine available to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent and protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus. By now you understand that the virus spreads through air, person to person through air droplets.
The Indian PM, Mr. Modi has imposed a 21 day lockdown for the whole nation to ensure limiting exposure. Some very easy ways that one can protect themselves are as follows: people It is particularly important to maintain distance from people who are sick or could be potentially infected (including healthy individuals) people
Keep a distance of at least 3 feet or 1 m from everyone hand wash Wash your hands as often as you can with with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Watch hand wash guidelines here soap If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. eye Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands. mouth Cover your mouth with a tissue or a bent elbow when you cough or sneeze.
Immediately dispose the tissue off in a closed bin. Face Mask Wear a mask if you must step out of the house or engage in an interaction with anybody home If you have a fever cough or difficulty in breathing seek medical advice immediately and stay at home. greet Avoid greeting people with a handshake or hug and stick with Indian good old Namaste call
Do not step out of the house if not absolutely urgent. If you must seek medical advice you can do so through tele consult spray Sanitize and disinfect objects and surfaces that you may touch often on a regular basis smoke If you are a smoker, now is the time nib the bud and show self care by boosting your respiratory immunity