To stop the spread of this coronavirus World Health Organization (WHO) has shifted its advice about wearing masks. In a recent statement WHO advises individuals to put on a mask where a great number of people gather and social distancing is not feasible. According to WHO this rule aids in stopping the spread of coronavirus.
When and how to use masks | COVID-19 Strategies for public
On Friday World Health Organization (WHO) updates its guidance concerning the use of masks. The WHO asks to wear fabric face masks in public places. This helps in reducing this pandemic disease’s growth. In their new guidelines, too, they reveal some evidence from studies showing that face masks are the only tools that help reduce this virus.
WHO lead technical officer at COVID-19, Maria Van Kerkhove, said in a briefing that we advise governments to encourage the public to wear a mask prepared from cloth. And that fabric mask is a non-medical mask.
She also added that we have confirmation that the face mask is a blockage to the spread of the coronavirus. Face masks are already recommended in some U.S. states, while the WHO clarifies that there is no evidence against the use of face masks for healthier people in gatherings and public places where social distancing is not feasible. Patients or people with health problems should put on a medical mask to shield themselves from COVID-19.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added at a press conference that “only masks do not protect against COVID-19” that people need to realize and understand all deterrence strategies such as hand washing and social exclusion.
The WHO suggests peoples wear masks while traveling on buses and trains and even, every place where social distancing is hard. Gathering places such as at offices, mass gatherings, churches, mosques, grocery stores, shopping malls, offices and all gathering places include.
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