Your mask not only helps you but those around you as well. Evidence suggests that Covid-19 spreads via respiratory droplets. When you cough, sneeze or talk, it travels in the air. If it lands in the mouths or noses of people nearby, then they may also contract the virus if you have it.
Face masks act as a simple barrier which helps droplets from your mouth from reaching others. It is even more important that you mask up because there are chances that you might carry the virus and still be asymptomatic. So never let your guard down just because you do not show any symptoms.
When should you wear a mask:
1. For people who are 2 years or older
2. Whenever you are in public
3. Whenever you are traveling in a public transport
4. When you are around people who you do not share a living space with
5. If there is someone inside your home who shows Covid-19 symptoms
While we understand that wearing a mask at all times is a significant discomfort, until the virus is wiped off the face of Earth, this is going to be our normal. Make sure it fits properly over the nose, mouth and chin so that it allows you to breathe and speak comfortably.
Coronavirus is highly contagious and we have seen hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world. We have been living with the virus for around 20 months now and are aware of how tragic it can be. A simple solution to reduce the probability of contracting the virus is to wear a mask. If you wear a mask and social distance from others, the likelihood of catching the virus becomes incredibly low. You will be able to keep yourself and your close ones safe. Apart from the vaccine that is being administered to the masses, your only way to keep yourself safe from the virus is your face mask.