Virologist Altshtein explained under what condition masks from COVID-19 will be effective

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Masks are an effective measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, provided that they are used by everyone. This was stated by Anatoly Altshtein, Chief Researcher at the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.

The doctor noted that people wearing masks and taking all preventive measures reduce the risk of a severe course of the disease. In addition, if PPE does allow virus particles to pass through, there will be significantly fewer of them.

“When everyone wears masks, it is really effective, when a small part of people, the effect drops sharply,” Altstein emphasized.

Earlier, the authorities of the Republic of Buryatia announced that they would return the mask regime. The main reason was the increase in the incidence of COVID-19.


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