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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended today that in places with widespread transmission of coronavirus, all people who cannot keep the distance of two meters with others, such as, for example, in public transport, shops or closed spaces with much people, use face masks or cloth face masks.

In an update to its advice guide on this element of protection, the organization considers that as countries lift containment measures and movement restrictions, it is necessary for people to use them to protect themselves in situations where they are not you can apply the recommended social distance.

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Until now, the WHO only recommended - according to its guide from last April 6 - the use of masks for people who cared for potentially contaminated people, or who had a cough or sneeze; as well as for health personnel.

The recommended masks for the general public are cloth, which must meet certain conditions to truly represent protection for the wearer and for the rest of the community.