A woman takes off her face mask for a moment to eat a banana on a street in Hong Kong on February 14. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning, and should not be touched while being used. The incorrect use of masks increases the risk of infection. Photo: AP A woman takes off her face mask for a moment to eat a banana on a street in Hong Kong on February 14. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning, and should not be touched while being used. The incorrect use of masks increases the risk of infection. Photo: AP
A woman takes off her face mask for a moment to eat a banana on a street in Hong Kong on February 14. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning, and should not be touched while being used. The incorrect use of masks increases the risk of infection. Photo: AP

Letters | Coronavirus: if Hongkongers insist on wearing a mask, at least wear it correctly

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A woman takes off her face mask for a moment to eat a banana on a street in Hong Kong on February 14. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning, and should not be touched while being used. The incorrect use of masks increases the risk of infection. Photo: AP A woman takes off her face mask for a moment to eat a banana on a street in Hong Kong on February 14. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning, and should not be touched while being used. The incorrect use of masks increases the risk of infection. Photo: AP
A woman takes off her face mask for a moment to eat a banana on a street in Hong Kong on February 14. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning, and should not be touched while being used. The incorrect use of masks increases the risk of infection. Photo: AP
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