19. If I put on a mask am I safe to go out?

Firstly putting on a mask and going out is not safe, a mask will not prevent you getting the Coronavirus disease, all that it will do is stopping yourself sneezing and coughing on others. The mask is not advised as a prevention, the best prevention if keeping a 2 meters distance away from other people, washing your hands regularly and if you sneeze or cough, to cover your mouth to prevent the aerosol spray reaching others.

by Dr Sukhdev Singh, Sikh Doctors Association

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