Mask wear rate “If it becomes 95%, there is no need to restrict going out” WHO

Mask wear rate “If it becomes 95%, there is no need to restrict going out” WHO November 20 4:46

With the rapid spread of new coronavirus infections in European countries, the World Health Organization’s European Regional Office called for thorough wearing of masks, warning that there would be no need to restrict them from going out if the rate of wearing masks was 95%.

This was said at a press conference today by Kruge, Director General of who’s European Regional Secretariat.

In this statement, Mr. Kruge said, “Wearing a mask alone is not a solution, and it needs to be combined with other measures,” and that “if the wear rate becomes 95%, there will be no need to restrict going out.”

In Europe, before the spread of the new coronavirus infection, there was generally no custom of wearing a mask, and in countries and regions where it is not mandatory to wear it, there have been a number of cases where people continue to contact each other without wearing a mask.

Mr. Kruge said that “the rate of wearing masks in Europe is still less than 60%, and it is difficult to avoid out-of-office restrictions,” and he indicated that it was essential to increase the rate of wearing masks in order to lift the restrictions on going out, and called for thorough wearing of masks where it is difficult to distance people.