Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images
Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images

Why wear masks outdoors if Covid-19 is mostly transmitted indoors? Experts explain

  • The risk of catching Covid-19 outdoors is low but there are circumstances that make it more likely. Wearing a mask is the safest option, an epidemiologist says
  • If you are eating outdoors at a restaurant, wear a mask when you are not eating or drinking, another expert advises.

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images
Few of these Los Angeles Lakers basketball fans celebrating their team’s NBA Finals win in Los Angeles are wearing masks. Experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection. The likelihood of catching the virus increases at events where people stand near each other and talk for long periods of time. Photo: Getty Images
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