One of the most important ways to keep yourself safe during the coronavirus outbreak is to wear a mask if one has to step out in public.
Does one really know how to wear it right?
Actress Hina Khan offers a tutorial on how to wear the mask right in this video:
'Well, I am not an expert,' notes Hina, 'but I had a look at one of the videos released by professionals.'
'I did not share that one and decided to create a video where I personally am demonstrating the same steps and safety measures, so that you all can relate to it and follow the right way on how to wear a basic simple surgical mask.'
'As a responsible citizen, I would also like to convey that this basic mask will not provide you with complete safety from the virus.'
'While this basic surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large particle droplets, but it does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughing and sneezing.'
'Sadly, a majority of people in our country are using this very basic simple surgical mask.'
'Due to scarcity of masks and lack of awareness people are forced to buy these thin layered disposable masks. This is why I though that I shud at least help them to wear it the right way.'
'I would also like to urge people to opt for N95 respirator masks which seals your nose chin and mouth properly and is a bit more safer than the basic surgical mask.'
'Although it's not easily available, you may also go for a simple thick layered padded cloth mask, and you can reuse it, if washed properly with antiseptic and warm water, and if properly ironed.'
'I also agree that no matter how efficient a respirator is, it won't eliminate the exposure entirely since this virus progressively crawls through the bronchial tubes and affects our lungs.
'We have to take precautions by washing hands and wear masks when you step out.'