A. Gloves create a physical barrier between your hands and surfaces or items you may get in contact with, such as shopping carts, Grocery items, and ATM machines. However, gloves themselves harbor germs. If you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with contaminated gloves on, you are at risk of getting infected with Coronavirus.
Wearing gloves may give a false sense of security, which causes people to be more prone to touching their faces or their personal belongings, such as their mobile phones, keys, or glasses, which leads to an increased risk of infection.
The Ministry of Public Health recommends the use of gloves for members of the public only when performing housekeeping activities, such as general cleaning and disinfection, or when providing direct care for a person suspected of having COVID-19.
If you will use gloves, make sure to take them off and dispose of them safely.
For more information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) visit
www.moph.gov.qa or call 16000.