Coronavirus: Face mask 101

Is the N95 mask or surgical mask more effective to guard against the coronavirus? Who needs to wear a mask and what's the proper way to wear it? The Straits Times correspondent Joyce Teo has the answers.

SINGAPORE - Is a surgical mask or N95 mask more effective to guard against the coronavirus? Who needs to wear a mask and what is the proper way to wear it?

These are some of the questions recently posed by readers about face masks.

In this video, Straits Times correspondent Joyce Teo demonstrates how to wear a face mask properly, and talks about what to look for in an effective face mask.