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WHO understands that some countries have recommended or are considering the use of both medical & non-medical masks in the general population to prevent #COVID19.

On 6 April, WHO issued guidance & criteria for countries to use in making that decision 👉
If masks are worn, they must be used safely and properly.
WHO has advice on how to put on, take off and dispose of masks. #COVID19
We encourage countries that are considering the use of masks for the general population to study their effectiveness so we can all learn from their experience. #COVID19
In health care facilities during #COVID19, WHO has provided guidance for the use of medical masks, respirators and other personal protective equipment for #healthworkers.
In the community during #COVID19, we recommend the use of medical masks by people who are sick and those who are caring for a sick person at home.
During #COVID19, masks should be used as part of a comprehensive package of interventions.
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