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When to Wear a Mask

The Iloilo City Government, through the leadership of Mayor Jerry Treñas, shared some pointers on when to wear a mask. It may be recalled that since the start of the pandemic, health protocols have been put in place to minimize the spread of infection. This includes the mandatory wearing of a face mask.

“Months have passed since the pandemic began, and some think that the virus is gone or isn’t that risky anymore, but as we continue to test, our medical professionals realized that those asymptomatic for a while had developed symptoms, and might have mutated affecting close contacts,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.

“Some might neglect the importance of wearing face masks, but we are reminding everyone that prevention is always better than cure. Always remember to stay protected to protect your families as well. Be responsible. Keep safe everyone!” he adds.

Here are pointers on when to wear a mask, sourced from the World Health Organization.

  • When you’re indoors – and you don’t know how the room is ventilated.
  • Closed, crowded settings with poor ventilation can increase the risk of spread.
  • Wear a mask, regardless of the distance from others.
  • Keep your distance, clean your hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Wear a mask. Open a window.

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