To wear a mask or not to wear a mask?

Debunking some of the myths: wearing a facial mask is not going to prevent you from contracting the Coronavirus. In Asia, well before this pandemic, people wore facial masks and the Coronavirus spread despite. However, if you experience flu-like symptoms, like sneezing and coughing, it is your responsibility to wear a facial mask to prevent and slow the spread of germs.

It is also worth noting that an ordinary mask cannot protect you from these micro germs being spread. While wearing a mask, you might also be more inclined to touch your face more often as you are not used to this on your face. It can increase your chances of infection.

To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times at any retail outlet in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Available in Windhoek at selected stores, at Arandis (Shoprite and Arandis Service Station); Usakos; Henties Bay (Spar; Woermann Brock) and Windhoek (Windhoek: Shoprite Maerua Mall; Shoprite Katutura; Shoprite Ind. Av; Shoprite Lafrenz Industrial; Shoprite Okurayangava; Shoprite U-Save; Fountain OK Foods (Baines); Maerua Superspar).

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