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’

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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