(Source: BBC News)
Masks can help stop the spread of coronavirus - but only if they are used in the right circumstances. Coronavirus is spread by droplets that can spray into the air when those infected talk, cough and sneeze. These can enter the body through the eyes, nose and mouth, either directly or after touching a contaminated object. But if these people wear masks, these droplets may be curtailed.
The World Health Organization says only two types of people should wear masks, those who are:
- sick and show symptoms
- caring for people suspected to have the coronavirus