If you do not have any respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, or runny nose, you do not need to wear a medical mask.
When used alone, masks can give you a false feeling of protection and can even be a source of infection when not used correctly.
Wearing a medical mask can help limit the spread of some respiratory diseases. However, using a mask alone is not guaranteed to stop infections. Their use should be combined with other preventive measures.
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The World Health Organization recommends avoiding protective masks by people who are not sick or have no symptoms of COVID-19. Wearing masks by healthy people can have consequences.
The only people who have the obligation to wear masks are the medical staff, the caregivers and the people infected with COVID-19. In turn, healthy people are advised to wear protective masks only when they come in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.