The World Health Organization now advises everyone to wear a public mask when they are unable to practice the social mask – a face-off from its earlier guidelines for preventing the spread of the corona virus.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tetros Adanom Gebreyas announced the change on Friday, citing new evidence that masks worn by healthy people can be “a barrier to infected droplets.” The BBC reports.
WHO has always advised that sick people and their caregivers should wear medical masks. The new guideline advises healthy people to wear non-medical masks.
WHO officials have for months been convinced that a healthy person will receive false protection from masks and use medical supplies.
There is already a mandate in New York that everyone must wear a mask if they cannot be at least 6 feet apart.
New studiesHowever, people may become very infected or catch the virus a few days before the symptoms show up and show no symptoms.
Governments should encourage the public to wear masks where there is widespread spread, and it is difficult to get physical distance in public transport, shops or other confined or crowded environments, ”the director general said.
The number of confirmed cases is climbing At a rate of more than 100,000 per day During the seven-day period, the outlet reported.
In the last 10 days, the number of new cases has exceeded 100,000. In April, new cases did not exceed 100,000 in a single day.