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Should you wear a mask in public: Ministry clarifies

هل يجب عليك ارتداء الكمامة في الأماكن العامة: الوزارة توضح

 

Should you wear a mask in public: Ministry clarifies Should you wear a mask in public: Ministry clarifies

 

Doha: As three novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have been reported in the country, health authorities have clarified about the use of a medical mask to prevent the disease and said that it needs to be worn only if a healthcare professional recommends it.

Wearing a medical mask can help limit the spread of some respiratory diseases. However, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) does not currently advise people to wear a mask to reduce their risk of COVID-19.

A facemask should only be worn if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms of the virus. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected, the Ministry has said.

Should you wear a mask in public: Ministry clarifies

Dedicated call centre

Also, the MoPH has set up a dedicated call centre to answer all questions and enquiries related to COVID-19 in English and Arabic. Public and health professionals can call 24×7 on 16000 for enquiries.   

Q. What information is provided?
A. Information includes:
• What is a coronavirus and how is Qatar affected?
• Signs and symptoms of coronavirus
• What to do if you suspect you may be at risk
• Advice on travelling to China and other affected countries

Should you wear a mask in public: Ministry clarifies

source: Fazeena Saleem | The Peninsula

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