Doctor advised Russians to wear spare medical masks in the spring, since in case of rain, the mask will get wet and lose its protective properties. This was stated on Friday, May 8, in an interview with Sputnik radio by a specialist in particularly dangerous infections, immunologist Vladislav Zhemchugov.
“If the mask is wet or you have a bad sneeze, it is better to wear another one. There is no point in walking around and breathing your own viruses. It is better to have one or two spare masks, ” the doctor said.
Earlier on may 6, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the mandatory mask regime, introduced in more than half of Russia’s regions, gives a positive result in the fight against coronavirus infection in the country.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The focus of infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. In a few months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries around the world. On March 11, who declared a coronavirus pandemic.