Since the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the World Health Organization hasn’t relented in sharing health tips and how to stay safe. Well, quite recently, The World Health Organization issued updated advice on the use masks for curbing the spread of Coronavirus Disease. The guidance is based on evolving evidence and provides advice on who should wear a mask, when it should be worn and what it should be made of.
The WHO Says that when social distancing isn’t possible outside the home, on public transport and in locations as varied as shops and refugee camps, it is suggested that everyone's faces should be covered with homemade masks to avoid passing on the infection.
The 60s with underlying health conditions should go further and wear medical-grade masks to give themselves better protection. As well as anyone with an underlying medical condition — should wear not merely a face mask, but a medical mask whenever they can’t socially distance. The WHO had previously recommended that only health care workers, people sickened by COVID-19, and their caregivers wear masks.
In the UK, the government announced on Friday that hospital visitors and outpatients would be required to wear face coverings, and that hospital staff would have to wear medical masks, even if they were not in a clinical setting.
The guidance will come into force on 15 June, as more businesses open up and more pupils return to school. Let's endeavour to adhere to these guidelines.