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Proper Use of Mask

Wearing mask is one of the measures to prevent respiratory tract infections. Surgical mask is a type of face mask commonly used. When used properly, it can help to prevent infections transmitted by respiratory droplets.

Points to note on wearing a surgical mask

  • Perform hand hygiene before putting on a surgical mask.
    1. The coloured surface should be faced out and the whiter side inwards.
    2. Press the thin wire along the upper side of the mask against your nose bridge.
    3. The rubber bands should be wound around your ears, and the mask should cover part of the chin.

  • Do not share your mask.
  • Keep the mask in a plastic or paper bag when you are not using it.
  • Change to a new mask when it is soiled or damaged.
  • Dispose used masks by putting them in plastic or paper bags, and then disposing them in rubbish bins with lids.
  • Wash your hands afterwards.


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