World Health Organization supports masks where virus widespread, distancing tough

World Health Organization supports masks where virus widespread, distancing tough

The new guidance also updated the WHO's advice on the use of masks by the general public in areas with community transmission.

"Governments should encourage the general public to wear masks where there is widespread transmission and physical distancing is hard, such as on public transport or in stores", said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus he said during a press conference on Friday.

He said they were not a replacement for physical distancing and hand hygiene.

He cautioned, however, that "masks on their own will not protect humanity from COVID-19 and the WHO continues to recommend that people who are sick with symptoms of the virus should remain at home and should consult their health care provider".

Under the updated guidance, WHO advises that in areas with widespread transmission, medical masks should be used by all people working in clinical areas of a health facility, not only by workers dealing with patients with COVID-19. The new WHO recommendations also lag behind those of other major health agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"In light of evolving evidence, World Health Organization advises that governments should encourage the general public to wear masks where there is widespread transmission and physical distancing is hard", said World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

"Masks on their own will not protect you from COVID-19", World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reminded reporters during the Friday briefing.

It is now recommended to wear a mask in public spaces.

'What (the masks) do is they prevent a person who may actually have the disease from transmitting it to somebody else, ' Baller said.

- But it says a growing amount of observational evidence from several countries that have ordered or recommended the wearing of masks, as well as the difficulty of social distancing in many settings, is enough for it to change its advice.

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"Let me also emphasize, if you are sick with a fever, with a cough and are sneezing, you should not be in public, you should be seeking the care of a medical professional and seeking a Covid-19 test", Ryan said, adding that with a positive test result you need to be isolated and all contacts need to be traced.

In the USA, legislation around masks is decided on a state-level - or even at a county-level in some cases.

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