As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe, many of us are getting used to wearing face masks to stop the virus’ spread. However, an Australian expert has warned simply wearing them isn’t enough. We should also think of our masks like underwear, and keep them, clean, personal, and on.
“Assume your mask is like underwear,” Bruce Thompson from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne told the AAP on Monday. “So don’t take it off in the middle of public. Don’t fiddle with it in the middle of public, don’t share them with somebody else.
“The concept of actually taking your underwear off in public and putting them on a kitchen bench is horrible — but that’s effectively what you are doing.”