Covid-19: Dr Siouxsie Wiles on mask wearing in alert level 2 | RNZ News – New Zealand

If you encountered someone with Covid-19 but you have a mask on, you get home and touch your mask then your face … can you get it that way?

“All of the transmission we know of so far really has been from breathing virus particles in. You can get other viruses that way so it’s certainly not something that I would say is not a risk. It’s another really good reason for washing your hands before you touch your face, try to avoid touching your face. Because not only will you prevent potentially Covid-19 but lots of other infections too.”

What are the best masks to get?

“Any mask is better than no mask, I think the research is showing surgical masks are better than cloth masks but cloth masks are better than nothing.”

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