The expert who explained that masks can be dangerous for people

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the Use of masks while ignoring other measures to prevent the spread COVID-19 increases the risk of infection. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the world health organization (who) in Russia, Melita Vujnović.

“it is Necessary that people have enough masks. However, the mask does not protect completely. If you only wear a mask, and everything else to give up – not to keep a distance, don’t wash hands, you just get sick” – said the expert.

Vujnović reminded that personal protection is not wet, and should change it after two hours of wear. She also commented on the popular belief that healthy people don’t need masks.

“If a healthy person is not in the same room with the patient, the mask he doesn’t need. If he is in the crowd, then Yes. However, physical distance is more to protect from contamination than a mask,” – said the who representative.

According to the latest who data, the world has already recorded more than 1.6 million cases, more than 106 thousand people died. In Russia recorded 15570 cases, recovered 1291 people died and 130 people.

last week, the Rospotrebnadzor experts urged employers in Russia to provide the company with a reserve of means of individual protection – masks and gloves. The stock, as stressed in the Department, should be calculated to five days.

Expert urged citizens to wear masks.

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