Leisure on the beach do not have to wear protective masks, but you need to remember about social distance, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova. “Evening Moscow” asked the virologist, in what areas of the mask are important, and how much more the Russians will have to pass.

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Doctor of medical Sciences, Professor of the nits of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei a member of the new York Academy of Sciences Anatoly Altstein believes that the masks have meaning only in crowded places.

— (need to wear) where you can’t distance yourself. Transport, shops where you can cause damage to people and infect them. Where a lot of people need to wear a mask. As for the beaches, then a reasonable person will not go to this beach. Although the masks on the beach look ridiculous, but if there is congestion, it is better to be in the mask. And besides, now people will be scared to go to the beach, he said.

Answering the question, how many Muscovites and residents of other regions have to go in disguise, of Altstein drew attention to the still high incidence of COVID-19.

— While in June, I don’t think that will be cancelled. Depends on how it goes epidemic. If there is a serious decline, to dozens of people a day, then you can cancel. Over time the virus will weaken, does not cause a pathology, and it will not be to kill people. Then mask and do not need — said the doctor of medical Sciences.

On the effectiveness of masks in preventing coronavirus expert opinion diverges. So, earlier in the MOE stated their futility. However, Altstein encouraged to trust the professionals who work in CPS and I strongly urge you to comply with mask mode.

— of Course, the mask does not guarantee 100 percent protection. But protection masks give. And protects you, and from you. All means of protection, including a mask, have a relative character, — said the virologist.