So he commented on the mass distribution of medical, home-made and designer masks, emphasizing that the position of WHO has not changed, RIA Novosti reports.
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Wearing masks is not required for healthy people. Those with symptoms should wear so as not to infect others. In addition, people who care for patients should wear masks, as they can become infected,
– noted the representative of WHO.
According to him, the mask itself cannot be a guarantee of protection against the virus and should always be used along with other measures. Moreover, it can create an illusion of security in people.
“And they will forget about other things, such as hand washing. And if you don’t know how to wear a mask, you will touch your face much more often than usual,” he added.
He emphasized that, first of all, it is necessary to provide protective equipment – masks, glasses and gloves – to medical workers around the world. This can be achieved by limiting the mass purchases of these goods by ordinary people.
By the way, asymptomatic transmission of the virus, according to the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), occurs once in 15 cases.
Note that, according to a government decree, in Ukraine all people should wear masks in public places. That is, leaving the house without it is prohibited.
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