The general public is being urged to use primarily cloth or home-made face coverings. Photo: AP The general public is being urged to use primarily cloth or home-made face coverings. Photo: AP
The general public is being urged to use primarily cloth or home-made face coverings. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: World Health Organisation reverses course, now supports wearing face masks in public

  • Surgical masks should still be reserved for medical professionals with the general population using home-made face coverings, global health agency says
  • ‘There may be situations where the wearing of masks may reduce the rate at which infected individuals may infect others’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The general public is being urged to use primarily cloth or home-made face coverings. Photo: AP The general public is being urged to use primarily cloth or home-made face coverings. Photo: AP
The general public is being urged to use primarily cloth or home-made face coverings. Photo: AP
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