Speaking during a press briefing yesterday, he said that although wearing a mask does not completely protect against the corona virus, it is very important.
Hans Kalgo, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe, said that if 95% of people wore safe masks, there would be no need to lock down the corona virus in any part of the country.
Lockdown can be avoided if we all do our part, ie wear a safe mask. I fully agree that lockdown is the last resort against the corona virus,” he said.
He said that although wearing a mask does not completely protect against corona virus, it is important to adopt all other methods ranging from social distance and hand sanitization but the mask is very important.
Responding to a question, Director Hans Kalgo said that closing schools could not be considered an effective step or method to prevent corona infection as children and youth are not considered to be the main carriers of corona infection.