Individuals who wear face masks reduce their tendency of contracting Coronavirus by 75% according to a new study by researchers.
Researchers in Hong Kong studied transmission of the virus between hamsters, with half infected with COVID-19 and the other being healthy, according to a report by Daily Mail of UK.
The study was released by the department of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong but has not been peer-reviewed or published in a journal yet.
They analysed various scenarios in which the hamsters cages were either cloaked with face mask material or not.
The issue of mandating public use of face masks had been a top controversy amongst world health bodies in the last month.
The Nigerian government had made the public use of face masks compulsory after easing the lockdown measure starting from May 4th, warning that defaulters face prosecution.
The British government also recently reversed it earlier decision, and encouraged people to wear coverings when social distancing isn’t possible.
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