Is it unusual to wear a mask when eating?


Park Mo, an office worker in her 40s, is considered an unusual person among her friends. This is because, after the Corona 19 epidemic, 3-4 people wear masks and eat food even when eating with friends. Open the mask slightly only when putting food in your mouth, and wear the mask properly when chewing. The friends who gave him glares at first are now grateful. This is because Mr. Kim, who frequently meets strangers as a salesperson, is careful and careful about himself, fearing asymptomatic infection.

◆ “When eating and drinking, silently! The conversation wears a mask”

Because of social distancing, even if meetings are minimized, there are times when they are forced to eat and chat with someone. At this time, there are many people who are worried that saliva will spread. It is well known that Corona 19 increases the risk of infection when eating, drinking, and talking.

Like Kim above, it is good to wear a mask when eating, but it is difficult to practice it. In this case, how about eating silently when eating and wearing a mask for conversation? As it can suppress the spread of droplets, it can be of great help in preventing Corona 19.

In fact, Daegu City, etc., who had a hard time due to the Shincheonji incident, said, “When eating and drinking, silently! It is being evaluated as stabilizing the number of new corona19 confirmed cases by launching a campaign to wear a mask for dialogue.

◆ I know it’s dangerous to talk while chewing food…

Corona 19 infection increases the risk of conversing during meals in a so-called 3-mild environment that is dense, closed, and sealed. Talking with food while removing the mask can spread the droplet even more. Masks must be worn in restaurants, except when eating or drinking.

Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, attracted attention by distributing a’manner cap’ that covers the mouth and nose to restaurants. When eating food, remove it from the front of the mouth for a while, and cover the mouth when talking while chewing or chewing to prevent splashes from splashing onto the table. The manner cap covers the mouth and makes the area around the mouth transparent so that you can feel each other’s conversations and emotions.

◆ When collecting ideas to relieve the difficulties of self-employed people such as restaurants

An increasing number of people wear masks for a while after returning home from dinner meetings with outsiders. We start with consideration that there may be an infection between the family members because of me. When eating with family members in the house, using a protective device such as a manner cap will help keep the splash out.

Due to the limited business hours of Corona 19, the difficulties of self-employed people such as restaurants and cafes are increasing. “When eating and drinking, silently! Like the “Conversation Wearing a Mask” campaign, it’s time to gather ideas to live as a restaurant owner and protect my health.

Reporter Kim Yong [email protected]

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