Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. The correct way to wear and dispose of masks.
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Global Handwashing Day occurs on 15 October of each year.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.