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Authorities around the world are increasingly advising people to wear face masks when in public, particularly in places where social distancing may be difficult.
But face masks only provide protection if you wear them properly.
If you're planning to go out or see friends and family this weekend, make sure you take the following steps when wearing yours.
If you need to reuse your mask while out, you should store it in a clean, resealable plastic bag -- unless it's dirty. When you put it back on, make sure you hold it by the straps again when taking it out of the bag.
Never share your mask with anyone else and you should make sure to wash it in hot water using soap or detergent at least once a day.
If you wear glasses: Avoid them fogging up by wiping your lenses before wearing them and pushing your glasses further down your nose to allow more air to circulate.
And remember that the mask alone won’t protect you and others from coronavirus. You should still keep a distance from other people and wash your hands regularly.
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