The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance to recommend that governments would ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk of getting coronavirus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday deemed face masks as an effective tool that would help reduce the risk of Coronavirus transmission, saying that they should not give a false sense of protection.
"We are advising governments to encourage that the general public wear a mask. And we specify a fabric mask - that is, a non-medical mask," the WHO's technical lead expert on COVID-19, Maria Van Kerkhove, told Reuters in an interview.
"We have new research findings," she said.
"We have evidence now that if this is done properly it can provide a barrier ... for potentially infectious droplets,” she added.