A runner in a face mask jogs past a mural in Venice, California, showing a masked couple kissing. Photo: EPA-EFE A runner in a face mask jogs past a mural in Venice, California, showing a masked couple kissing. Photo: EPA-EFE
A runner in a face mask jogs past a mural in Venice, California, showing a masked couple kissing. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: US starts to change its thinking on wearing protective masks

  • California becomes the first state to offer official guidelines acknowledging that wearing a mask could help contain the spread of coronavirus
  • Many Americans have viewed face coverings with suspicion or as unnecessary

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A runner in a face mask jogs past a mural in Venice, California, showing a masked couple kissing. Photo: EPA-EFE A runner in a face mask jogs past a mural in Venice, California, showing a masked couple kissing. Photo: EPA-EFE
A runner in a face mask jogs past a mural in Venice, California, showing a masked couple kissing. Photo: EPA-EFE
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