Healthy people don't need face masks but data and advice can change: WHO
Updated: 2020-04-02 09:55:21 KST
While people around the world are debating whether to wear face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus, the World Health Organization claims healthy people don't need to wear face masks yet.
At a media briefing in Geneva on Wednesday, the WHO warned there's still much to learn about the pandemicmeaning guidelines and recommendations can evolve.
The officials emphasized that wearing face masks is effective only when used in conjunction with other protective measures.
The WHO says it's continuing to evaluate the potential use of masks more broadly to control transmission at the community level.