Wear Face Mask If You Are 60 and Above When Going Out – WHO Warns

The World Health Organization in a new guideline has now urged Over-60s to wear medical-grade face masks when they’re out and cannot socially distance.

PEOPLE aged over 60 are now being advised to wear medical-grade face masks by the World Health Organisation.

The WHO also revealed it is now supporting medical-grade masks for the over-60s and people with underlying health conditions and says they need to be of top notch high-quality, to enable the prevention of the virus.

WHO guidance also recommends more complex masks made of a padded three layers of fabric for the general public taking public transport or anywhere they cannot keep their distance, such as shops.

In a report by Guardian, It also says people over 60 or with underlying health conditions should wear medical masks in

“settings where physical distancing cannot be achieved” because of “increased risk of infection and/or negative outcomes”

Anyone younger than 60 and in good health should wear a three-layer fabric mask, officials say.

The layers recommended are clean absorbent cotton closest to the face, followed by a polypropylene layer and then a synthetic layer that is resistant to fluid.

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