Regardless of which mask one can or should use, a mask will always be a complementary measure to the other preventive and crucial measures in the fight against transmission: meticulous hand hygiene (40-60 seconds with soap and water or 20-30 seconds with alcohol- based solution); respiratory etiquette (covering the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing, or doing it on your forearm) as well as social distancing.
Concerning COVID-19 Pandemic DGS Portuguese National Health Service, recommend for people with chronic diseases and or immunosuppressive conditions to stay home.
For others the use of certified social masks has become mandatory for everyone whenever indoors of public transportation, monuments, museums, restaurants, stores, cinema, theater or around other people outdoors in social events.
The outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, in early December 2019. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January, and a pandemic on 11 March.
As of 13 May 2020, COVID-19 have been reported in over 187 countries and territories.
The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact,most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, and talking. The droplets usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than travelling through air over long distances.Less commonly, people may become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although spread is possible before symptoms appear, and from people who do not show symptoms.
Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell.Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days, but may range from two to fourteen days.
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