GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its guidelines on masks, saying people should wear masks in places where social distance is not possible.
According to a foreign news agency, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom said in a press briefing that it is not possible to maintain social distance in public places such as shops and public transport, where people need to wear masks, because masks are free from germs. Can save people.
Tedros Adhanom said the elderly and sick people over the age of 60 must wear medical masks, but wearing masks alone will not prevent coronavirus, but also ensure social distance, hand washing and other precautions.
The new guidance is based on evolving evidence and provides updates on:
😷who should wear a mask
😷when a mask should be worn
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— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) June 5, 2020
The World Health Organization’s infectious disease control specialist April Baler has suggested wearing a homemade cloth mask instead of a surgical mask, saying that wearing a mask can prevent a person from contracting corona.
Earlier, the World Health Organization had said that only medical personnel and patients infected with the corona virus should wear masks and that the general public should not wear masks.
Pakistan has made it mandatory to wear a mask in public places, which can lead to fines.