the Only category of citizens who are contraindicated wearing medical masks, — people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). About this TASS said the head of the ENT clinic PhD, doctor of higher category Vladimir Zaitsev.

According to him, with lung disease, the use of personal protective equipment can be dangerous, as it causes breathing difficulties. Special threat due density represent a reusable mask — in this case, the person will be totally uncomfortable to breathe, the doctor added.

According to the world health organization (who), COPD is the collective term used to describe chronic lung diseases that limit airflow to the body. “People with bronchospasm people with mild asphyxia, suffocation. In General, all those patients who in the normal condition of breathing is difficult,” explained lore.

He advised people suffering from COPD, to comply with a strict regime of isolation.

According to forecasts, by 2030, COPD will become the third leading cause of death in the world.

In some regions of Russia in connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus acts a mask mode, in which citizens are required to carry personal protection in public transport, shops and places with a large crowd of people.

In recent days in Russia revealed 8338 cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection in 85 regions. The country coronavirus has been confirmed in 370 680.