Covid-19: Zweli Mkhize advises all South Africans to wear a cloth mask

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Covid-19: Zweli Mkhize advises all South Africans to wear a cloth mask
BE SAFE: Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says all South Africans should wear a face mask. PICTURE BY Biznews

He said wearing a mask can really help stop the spread of the virus.


Health minister Zweli Mkhize has advised that all South Africans begin wearing cloth masks.

Mkhize said this is a good thing to do if we were all serious about the fight to end the spread of the Covid-19.

He said wearing a mask, hand-washing and social distancing “remain the most important interventions to reduce the spread of Covid-19”.

“Cloth masks are easy and not expensive to make, reusable and help reduce the transmission of Covid-19 by acting like a shield to contain the respiratory droplets through which the virus spreads,” said Mkhize.

He was addressing a press briefing on Friday 10 April 2020.

“We are recommending that people use cloth masks and just make sure it’s a three-layer,” he said.

Wearing it in the public helps avoid droplets expelled when a person talks, sneezes or coughs and washing the mask, remains important.

(edited by MLM)

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