During Influenza Pandemic, apart from using surgical mask properly, we should adopt the following preventive measures vigilantly to minimize the risk of getting infection:
(a) Perform hand hygiene frequently and properly.
(b) Perform hand hygiene before touching eyes, nose and mouth.
(c) Maintain respiratory etiquette/cough manners (Picture below).
(d) Stay at home if got sick and minimize contact with others.
(e) Stay away from possible sources of infection:
(i) Minimize unnecessary social contacts and avoid visiting crowded places.
If this is necessary, minimize the length of stay whenever possible.
Moreover, person at a high risk of having infection-related complications,
e.g. pregnant woman or persons with chronic illnesses are advised to wear surgical mask.
(ii) Avoid close contact with the infected persons.