Covid-19 FAQ: Face masks – what you need to know


Cloth masks do not perform as well as surgical masks when it comes to preventing exposure to infected droplets in the air. — YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

No. Overall, the systematic review conducted by University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom found that the evidence was too uncertain and the possible protective effects too small to recommend widespread use of face masks to protect against Covid-19.

The best way for the general population to protect yourself and others is to follow government guidelines for social distancing and washing hands regularly.

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