Video: Help slow the spread of COVID-19 - wear a face mask!
We have cross-checked all the latest research on the use of face masks during the pandemic.
We recommend using face masks when you are in a confined or crowded public space, you are vulnerable to severe COVID-19, or you have a sick person in your household.
Face masks will be most effective if you also follow physical distancing, proper hand hygiene and good ventilation practices.
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