The Chinese should get used to wearing medical masks and constantly wear them for at least another year. This was stated on national TV expert Zheng Pain, reports the tabloid The Daily Mail.

“Perhaps, without masks not enough for a whole year, and at least until next year, so we definitely need to be ready”, — quotes the edition of his words.

Scientist who has been watching the Chinese authorities to counteract the coronavirus. He urged his compatriots to treat the masks as a new norm. Them, in his opinion, is massively wear including where the virus outbreak has suppressed.

According to official figures, the Chinese authorities have managed to significantly slow the spread of the disease: the country recorded 84 thousand infections and 4.6 million deaths due COVID-19. Worldwide pandemic that began in Wuhan, China, affected more than 4.7 million people and claimed more than 315 thousand lives.