How to protect yourself during COVID-19 – Right method

How to protect yourself during COVID-19 – Right method

How to protect yourself and others during the pandemic?

The best thing that you can do to keep COVID-19 from spreading is to wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with warm water. Use Hand sanitizer with an alcohol base of at least 60% if none is available.

You should also protect other people:

  • Stay home when you’re ill
  • Maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from other people.
  • Consider wearing a non-medical mask or a homemade face covering when physical distancing can not be maintained.
  • Do not touch the face, mouth, nose or eye.
How to protect yourself during COVID-19 - Right method

It is recommended that the community use a home-made, non-medical mask / facial cover for periods when a physical two metres, particularly in crowded public settings, can not be maintained consistently, such as:

  • Buildings/Stores
  • Shopping fields
  • Transport by public transport
  • Public health officials will prescribe the thresholds for infection and/or transmission in the population on the basis of a variety of factors. Suggestions can differ between locations.

The use of the mask alone does not prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Good sanitation and public health steps, including regular washing of hands and physical (social) space, must be adhered to regularly and strictly.

Suitable use of masks or facial covering

If used properly, the spread of your own contagious respiratory gout can be minimized by a person with a non-medical mask or facial covering.

Face masks or facials should be non-medical:

  • Enable easy breathing
  • Securely fit with ties or earrings to the head
  • Keep form after washing and drying
  • be changed as soon as possible if damp or dirty
  • Be comfortable and need not be frequently adapted
  • be made of at least two layers of material tightly weaved (e.g., linen or cotton)
  • Be big enough to cover the nose and mouth without splitting completely and comfortably.

Some masks include a pocket which is designed for the use of a paper towel or a disposable coffee filter.

Non-medical masks or face coverings should not:

  • Share with others
  • Impair vision or impair tasks
  • Place on children less than 2 years of age
  • Be made of plastic or other materials that are not respirable
  • be covered by tape or other improper materials
  • be made from materials, like tissues, that are easily broken down
  • be put upon anyone who has trouble breathing, unable to extract them without assistance.


Masks which are home-made are not medical devices and are not regulated as breathers. There are a few limitations to their use:

  • They were not tested for the standards recognized
  • Fabrics are not identical to those applied in operative masks or respirators
  • The edges around the nose and mouth are not built to form a cover.
  • They can not provide maximum protection from particles of virus size
  • You can be difficult to breathe and keep you from getting the requisite oxygen in your body.

This type of masks may not work to block virus particles transmitted through coughing, sneezing or certain medical procedures. Due to its possible lack of fit and materials, they do not provide full protection against virus particles.

For health care staff and those providing direct treatment to COVID-19 patients, medical mask, including dental, eye, breathing mask (e.g. N95 masks), must be preserved.

How to protect yourself during COVID-19 – Right method

Rajat Singh
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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