A woman in Sentosa, Singapore, adjusts her face mask, on February 21. An advisory issued by four doctors in Singapore urging the public to wear face mask when going out was refuted by the Singapore Ministry of Health. Photo: EPA-EFE A woman in Sentosa, Singapore, adjusts her face mask, on February 21. An advisory issued by four doctors in Singapore urging the public to wear face mask when going out was refuted by the Singapore Ministry of Health. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman in Sentosa, Singapore, adjusts her face mask, on February 21. An advisory issued by four doctors in Singapore urging the public to wear face mask when going out was refuted by the Singapore Ministry of Health. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | Coronavirus prevention: why can’t doctors come to a consensus on whether we should wear a face mask or not?

  • Some doctors in Hong Kong and Singapore disagree with the World Health Organisation that the healthy in general do not need to wear a mask
  • In densely populated cities, people may not be able to maintain the recommended social distance and masks could protect them from droplets from infected people

Topic |   World Health Organization
A woman in Sentosa, Singapore, adjusts her face mask, on February 21. An advisory issued by four doctors in Singapore urging the public to wear face mask when going out was refuted by the Singapore Ministry of Health. Photo: EPA-EFE A woman in Sentosa, Singapore, adjusts her face mask, on February 21. An advisory issued by four doctors in Singapore urging the public to wear face mask when going out was refuted by the Singapore Ministry of Health. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman in Sentosa, Singapore, adjusts her face mask, on February 21. An advisory issued by four doctors in Singapore urging the public to wear face mask when going out was refuted by the Singapore Ministry of Health. Photo: EPA-EFE
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