Benefits of wearing Mask during coronavirus Pandemic

Shilpa Sardare Jain

वसुधैव कुटुम्बकं means that the entire world is a family and hence wearing a mask is important to not only safeguard ourselves but also others.

This deadly virus popularly known as COVID-19 is taking the lives of many across the globe. However, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been proactive in dealing with this global pandemic. This is also the time for every citizen to understand their duty towards the nation. Personal hygiene is our biggest tool to deal with this Corona Virus.

Once the lockdown is lifted, people must develop a habit of putting a mask on their face every time they step out of their homes. Many readers would think that if I am not having a breathing issue or cough, then why should I wear a mask? If you’re also one amongst those, the following points will help you understand the importance of wearing a mask.

Minimize Droplet Transmission

Many researchers across the world believe that wearing a mask is of utmost importance. It will curb the spread of droplets from the mouth or nose. Wearing a mask can help to curb droplet transmission into the air.

Lowers the Chance of Transmission

Exhaled droplets during coughing and sneezing can travel a large distance. This may become even riskier if the person is an asymptomatic carrier of the virus. Therefore wearing a mask may help in containing such a spread.

Break the Chain

Shortage of masks is a problem, as medical staff, doctors, media personnel and other healthcare workers are in dire need it. Nevertheless, you can make a quick DIY Mask at home. Take a clean piece of cotton cloth and wrap it around the face like a mask. Make sure the cloth is thoroughly washed with a soap/detergent or is sanitized every day with Dettol.

There is a lot of discussions about wearing a mask. While it has become mandatory in some countries but others are yet to make a move. We might see an ease in the lockdowns and therefore fellow citizens should put on a mask before moving out of their homes. Wearing a mask is important to not only safeguard ourselves but also others.

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