With the surge in COVID-19 crisis in India’s slums and informal settlements, UHRC team continues to reinforce messages to promote infection prevent behaviours through the use of social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook. These messages are circulated in local language (Hindi).
Wearing a mask is a suitable method to prevent transmission of virus to others who might not be infected. Covering one’s mouth while being outside for essential work such as buying groceries is crucial as an infection prevention practice as risk of transmission in public places is high.
The mask or face cover should be covering the bridge of the nose and mouth. It is crucial to remember that maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet is also very important and wearing masks cannot substitute it.
Wearing masks reduces transmission risks
It is crucial to cover your mouth in public places
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