Face masks, especially those offering N95 protection and above are in great demand. But in many countries, excessive demand, panic buying, and hoarding have meant that stores have run out of masks! If you haven’t got your hands on some masks, you don’t need to panic.
As the World Health Organization (WHO) explains, only using a mask cannot protect you against a coronavirus infection. It may also create a false sense of security or even be the source of an infection if used incorrectly. Here’s an overview of who needs a mask and how to use it right.