Coronavirus: The WHO recommends wearing masks in public places





 The World Health Organization (WHO) changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn publicly to prevent the spread of coronaviruses.

Global body new data has shown that they can provide "a barrier to infection drops".

Some countries in the world already recommend covering the face openly.

The WHO has previously argued that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that healthy people should wear masks.

WHO's Technical Head Specialist Kovid-19, Dr. Maria von Kerkhov told Reuters News that people are recommended to wear "fabric masks - that is, non-medical masks" in areas where the disease is at risk.

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The company has always advised patients to wear medical face masks and take care of them.

According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, 6.7 million cases are confirmed worldwide, and approximately 400,000 deaths from coronavirus cases.

What is WHO advice?

The company said its new guidance was inspired by the study in recent weeks. "We advise the government that ordinary people should wear masks," Dr. Kerkhov said.

At the same time, WHO Face Masks are just a tool to reduce the risk of transmission and insist that they do not give the public a false sense of security.

"The mask does not protect you from Kovid-19," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adnom Ghebaius

This is a big change under the guidance of WHO when people should cover their faces. For months, the company has been adamant that the mask promotes a false sense of security and deprives medical professionals of badly needed protective equipment.

Those claims have not gone away, but at the same time, new evidence has emerged about the dangers of transmission.

As I reported last weekend, it indicates recent research shows that people become very infectious within a few days before symptoms show up and that some people catch the virus, but never show symptoms.

So in places where public transport is not possible, and in various places such as shops and refugee camps, it is suggested to cover the faces with homemade masks to prevent infection.

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What are the latest major developments worldwide?

In Britain, hospital visitors and outpatients are required to wear a face mask, and hospital staff is required to wear medical masks even if they are not in a clinical setting, the government announced on Friday.

The guidance goes into effect June 15, as more businesses open and more students return to school. On Friday, Britain became the second country in the world to record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths.

In Brazil, President Zaire Bolsonaro threatened to expel the country from the WHO until it became a "partisan political organization." The leader, who initially dismissed the virus as a "little flu," criticized the agency's proposed lockdown policies to combat the spread of the disease.

Last week, US President Donald Trump said he would close relations with the WHO and fail to capture China - where the outbreak began - to focus on the coronavirus.

35,026 deaths related to the virus were reported in Brazil, the third-largest toll worldwide, and 645,771 deaths were confirmed. This number is considered too high because there is insufficient testing.

Meanwhile, the Bolzanaro government has stopped releasing all deaths and infections, reporting an increase in just 24 hours. The change has led to long-standing criticism that the government is trying to bury the information, exacerbating the crisis.

Other developments in the world include:
  • The EU Home Affairs Commissioner said member states should reopen their internal borders by the end of June
  • Portugal will reopen its beaches on Saturday
  • In Poland, gyms, swimming pools, and amusement parks will be reopened
  • Alpine communities have started rebuilding cable cars and mountain trains in Switzerland based on tourism, which is expected to recover in the summer
  • In Austria, one of the world's most famous orchestras has made its first live appearance outside the Vienna Philharmonic Lockdown


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