Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, during an Ottawa news conference on March 16. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is significantly restricting the entry of non-residents into Canada to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Canada’s medical chief finally tells public that masks can help prevent Covid-19 spreading

  • Dr Theresa Tam now says non-medical masks can be used by the general public to reduce the risk of infecting others
  • Previously reluctant to suggest masks for the general public, Tam says new evidence about asymptomatic transmission prompted the latest advice
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, during an Ottawa news conference on March 16. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is significantly restricting the entry of non-residents into Canada to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
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