In a recent statement, the World Health Organization has
reversed its stand on the matter of wearing mask in public.
As per its latest statement, masks should be worn in public
to reduce the risk of catching the dangerous coronavirus.
It is the exact opposite of its earlier stand that wearing
masks could not reduce the risk of catching the virus.
Now, in many countries across the world, wearing masks are
seen as a important strategy to shield their population from the threat of the
In all those countries including India, wearing masks in
public is mandatory.
It is possible that in the future many countries will make
wearing masks in public mandatory to prevent the spread of the virus.
A senior WHO official clarified that non-medical masks could
be used to reduce the possibility of getting infected with the virus.
At this moment, it remains unclear whether there is any political
against to this story.
Recently, the United States severely criticized the WHO over
its handling of the Covid-19 crisis in the initial stage of its spreading.
The North American country even stopped the funding support it assured to the International organisation over this matter.
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