The Director General of the who said that the mask can create a false sense of security, causing people to neglect other measures of protection.
The world health organization (who) recommended that the wearing of cloth masks in the regions with high rate of spread of the coronavirus.
This was stated by the who Director-General tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus, reports of NV.
According to him, the who recommends mask mode in public places where it is difficult to observe the physical distance, in particular, public transport, shops or other public places.
The recommendation applies primarily to persons age 60 and older with chronic diseases, if it is not possible to provide physical distancing.
The CEO who said that the mask can create a false sense of security, causing people to ignore such measures as hand washing and physical distancing.
“Only the mask will not protect you from COVID-19. Masks do not replace the physical distancing, hand hygiene and other public health measures. Masks are useful only as part of a comprehensive approach,” said Ghebreyesus.
The who recommends the use of three-layer fabric masks of different materials:
- the inner layer of absorbing materials, such as cotton;
- the middle layer, which acts as a filter, nonwoven polypropylene;
- the outer layer of non-absorbent material, such as polyester.
We will remind, as of Friday morning, June 5, the total number of deaths from infection by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the world is 391 136 persons. At the same time, recovered 2 869 963 people. All the world is infected with 6 632 985.
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