Does a face mask protect me, or just the people around me? Is the question most people are concerned about?
Well, researchers believe that it protects both.
Studies on the new coronavirus and other germs have found that wearing a mask can stop infected people from spreading germs. Results show that wearing masks protect the people wearing them.
When people cough, sneeze or talk, the virus spreads from droplets. Surgical or cloth face masks have the potential to block these particles from spreading.
Masks protect the people wearing them as they reduce the number of droplets from others that come from other people.
According to Experts, masks are essential because COVID-19 infected people can spread germs even if they don’t have symptoms.