As COVID-19 spreads around the world, people are all trying to stock face mask, alcohol, anti-bacterial soap and toiletries. In fact, ever since the pandemic hits every country, people are now wearing a face mask whenever they go out. It is no surprise that everyone is taking preventive measures because obviously there is no definite cure yet to coronavirus.
Due to COVID-19, most international and domestic flights were on halt. However, those who are clear to fly during the outbreak can practice proper hygiene when on board. Now, should all passengers wear a face mask while traveling to prevent getting and spreading the virus? Read through and let us fight COVID-19 together.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus spreads through droplets. Like when a person coughs or sneezes, these droplets could be transmitted directly as well as ended up on surfaces. So, a medical grade face mask is helpful to people who are feeling under the weather. Mainly because a face mask is effective at trapping and capturing droplets.
Another thing is that when a sick person is wearing a face mask, it limits the transmission to others.
On the other hand, travelers who are feeling better can still wear a face mask, especially to those with weak immune system.
These days, wearing a face mask eases the anxiety of everyone.
When worn, the colored part of the surgical mask must be on the outside. Dispose the face mask after 8 to 10 hours. Otherwise, the surgical mask may serve as another source of bacteria due to prolonged exposure.
An N95 respirator is another type of one-use face mask. This type must have a snug fit when worn so that it perfectly fits and covers the whole mouth and nose area.
These two are the prominent types of face mask that capture droplets. But because of the shortage, people are even going for a dust mask and DIY cotton face mask.
When you’re out and about, consider wearing a face mask. This is not only to protect yourself against COVID-19 but also to secure the health of others too.
Other than that, practice proper hygiene. Avoid touching “MEN” – mouth, eyes, and nose. Most importantly, sanitize and wash hands when on board.
BANGKOK AIRWAYS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENT ON COVID-19
For up-to-date coronavirus news and announcement, as well as Bangkok Airways flight schedule updates, visit the official website.