Coronavirus: Government Advises Wearing Face Coverings Where Social Distancing Is Not Possible
In many countries around the world, people are getting confused about wearing face masks and other sanitary practices. China, Singapore, and Korean have been prosperous in recovering with face masks. Also, the UK government has made it compulsory to wear the cover in a gathering where there is an enclosed space, and social distancing is impossible to maintain. Also, when keeping a distance and moving away from contacting people is inevitable, like small shops or public transports.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the advice suggested by the government for covering the face where social distancing can’t be maintained.
The government has told the people to wear non-medical face masks until any declaration by the government scientists. This non-medical can be made from scarves, bandanas, or any sanitized cloth to implement social distancing. Also, insignificant places of the city, masks have been made compulsory. Also, the government has made it clear that a person can not be entirely protected by wearing a mask. However, it can protect the virus from spreading from the person who is infected and not having symptoms.
On various public transport, it is being asked to wear a face mask; however, no guideline is imposed by the law.
Who should wear one?
The government also made it clear that only two types of people would be wearing face masks—the people who care for others suffering from coronavirus and those who’re suffering from this decision.
It also says that the masks made at home aren’t entirely of use generally and shouldn’t be worn at public places because they’re often loose and unsanitized, offering deceptive security. It believes masks aren’t useful for the general public because they provide a false sense of security.
Not only that, but there are also some restrictions in wearing these masks. People shouldn’t let their children under the age of two wear these masks. People shouldn’t be allowed to wear it while exercising, as it will affect the entire respiratory system. Also, it isn’t for people having respiratory problems, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, etc.
Government’s suggestion about the type of cover
Different types of face masks have been in demand since the outbreak, including surgical, cloth, respirator, etc. And as this virus keeps on spreading, the people are stressing each other more to wear face masks.
However, the government has suggested that the face masks aren’t meant for healthy people; they should only be worn by the sick. It is essential to know that only some costumes are useful for days; others are just effective for some hours.
The scientists have declared that coronavirus is a respiratory infection that’s often spread by air vapors. It is also said often that the particles stay in the air for a long time and could enter the respiratory system within no time if it isn’t adequately covered. That’s why other than washing hands, they’ve considered face mask essentiality for preventing COVID-19.