When the entire nation is battling a global pandemic, you can gauge the fact that the situation is far more serious than it was a century ago when the Spanish flu and bubonic plague wreaked similar havoc all over the world with deaths numbering to billions.
Those were dark days when surviving the two lethal combos of pandemic was no less than a miracle and those that fortunately did were considered no less than the almighty, which is saying something.
Now we are in 2020 and while the corona virus is just as deadly, the nationwide lockdown has ensured that many lives have been saved although it could have been announced much earlier for safety sakes because already many people had already succumbed by this time in countries like US, UK, Canada and other European countries.
It all began way back at the beginning of year in late January when news broke out that many people had died under mysterious circumstances in the Wuhan city of China following which experts started getting concerned.
Slowly, the death toll increased from Wuhan to other cities like Beijing, Shanghai and many others, which was the danger signal that the corona virus is contagious and a dangerous pandemic.
Sadly, it was too late as it spread across other Asian nations like India, Japan, Taiwan and soon, its tentacles spread all over the globe like an octopus where today, many months later, all nations are still under compulsory lockdown while those that have defied rules have ended up dead.
In such a scenario, the federal government of all countries has issued strictly safety guidelines right from day one that from now on, people would stay confined to their house and those that go out have to do so only after covering their face with a mask as Covid-19 spreads through sneezing and coughing as well.
There are numerous masks available in the market but the ones that Corona experts recommend the most are numbered as N95 and K95, which many people initially thought that they are arranged both alphabetically and numerically but in fact all masks have the same numbering.
Certain people are still not familiar with the technique of wearing masks and simply wrap it around like a muzzle for dogs, which is not the case as there are certain points that need to be followed before doing so.
The masks are also termed as KN95 respirators which is why they need to be handles carefully as the name respirator is mentioned where you first need to wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds and then apply hand sanitizer.
The mask should be held in such a way so that the logo is away from the mouth and does not touch the any part of the body whatsoever so that one can breathe freely without issues.
The bottom and top part have to be pulled apart and then wrapped around the face so that it covers only the nose and mouth following which the tip of the nose should be free so that you can comfortably inhale oxygen through the nostrils.
The straps have to be adjusted so that it fit into the ears easily.