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WHO Now Recommends the Use of Face Masks by the General Public

8 Jun, 2020 | 04:47h | UTC

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

Media Briefing: WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 5 June 2020

Commentaries: The WHO has new guidelines on face masks to fight Covid-19 – Vox AND WHO Urges Demonstrators To Protect Themselves From COVID-19, Issues New Mask Guidelines – Health Policy Watch AND WHO advises public to wear face masks when unable to distance – The Guardian AND Anyone Living in Areas With ‘Widespread’ COVID-19 Transmission Should Wear Masks, WHO Says – TIME

“In light of evolving evidence, WHO advises that governments should encourage the general public to wear masks where there is widespread transmission and physical distancing is difficult, such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments.” (from WHO Director-General’s media briefing)

 

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