Face coverings are not intended to help the wearer, but to protect against inadvertent transmission of the disease to others if you have it but are not showing symptoms.
Wearing a face mask or covering incorrectly can make it easier for coronavirus to spread.
If it’s not kept clean, your mask will be contaminated and will not work as well. It may put you more at risk of catching Covid-19.
How to correctly wear a face covering
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