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WHO issues new guidance on face masks, advising people wear them in places where social distancing is difficult or if you're over 60 years old

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

In a press briefing Friday, the World Health Organization said everyone in areas with community transmission should wear a face mask where social distancing isn't possible to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
WHO also advised that in areas of community transmission, everyone who is over 60 years old or has underlying health conditions should wear a medical mask in spaces where social distancing is difficult.
All healthcare workers in areas with widespread transmission should also wear medical masks, not just those working with coronavirus patients, WHO said.
WHO reaffirmed that face...
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Over-60s should wear medical-grade face masks when they're out, WHO says in new guidance

Over-60s should wear medical-grade face masks when they're out, WHO says in new guidance

2 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

People aged over 60 or who have underlying health issues are being advised to wear a medical-grade mask when they are outside and unable to socially distance, according to the World Health Organisation.
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