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Mask-wearing in public spaces is one of the preventive measures to stop the community-based transmission of COVID-19.

The WHO and CDC recommend wearing a mask in public areas with significant community-based transmission to limit the spread COVID-19.

The WHO and CDC recommend wearing a mask in public areas with significant community-based transmission to limit the spread COVID-19.The health organisations suggest wearing a mask in public as one of preventing measures that can be taken to limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19. Wearing a mask can protect others from being infected by a wearer, and protecting the wearer from infection. Especially since the COVID-19 has been proven to be airborne, it is safe to wear a mask to avoid inhaling the virus droplets. It has been advised to use masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings as well as in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19. It has also been noted that an infected person may not show the symptoms 0 to 28 days at the most. Even though it is not a safe bet that masks prevent an individual from getting infected, it considerably reduces the chances of transmission via air droplets.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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