‘Any mask is still better than none’

Dr Petrick stress on the importance of wider use of face masks.

PETALING JAYA: Health experts are calling for wider use of face masks to help curb the spread of Covid-19.Prof Moy Foong Ming of Universiti Malaya’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine said the rationale of putting on a face mask was to protect others around the wearer.

“We are not sure as to who is infected, as some may be asymptomatic or in a pre-symptomatic phase. We need these people to wear a mask in order to prevent droplet transmission from them.

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