Views:12 Author:Site Editor Publish Time: 2020-11-06 Origin:WHO.int
As the WHO suggested, masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical masks are recommended for:
Health workers in clinical settings.
Anyone who is feeling unwell, including people with mild symptoms, such as muscle aches, slight cough, sore throat or fatigue.
Anyone awaiting COVID-19 test results or who has tested positive.
People caring for someone who is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 outside of health facilities.
Medical masks are also recommended for the following groups, because they are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 and dying:
People aged 60 or over.
People of any age with underlying health conditions, including chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, immunocompromised patients and diabetes mellitus.
Non-medical, fabric masks can be used by the general public under the age of 60 and who do not have underlying health conditions.