Coronavirus: Air passengers told to wear face masks

Coronavirus: Air passengers told to wear face masks

Some major airlines are now requiring passengers to wear face masks on flights to limit the spread of viruses. Many big US airlines are bringing in new health and safety policies for both passengers and cabin crew this week. Other carriers around the world are also making mask wearing mandatory for when they restart flights. […]

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Reusable Nano-filtered face mask could relieve COVID-19 supply issues

Reusable Nano-filtered face mask could relieve COVID-19 supply issues

Wearing a face mask is a common sight in the world during the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the overwhelming demand, last week the government started to ration two masks per person per week, as a drastic measure to address the supply fiasco. The face masks most commonly used are disposable ones, originally made for filtering out up […]

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Coronavirus France: Cameras to monitor masks and social distancing

Coronavirus France: Cameras to monitor masks and social distancing

Video surveillance cameras in France will monitor how many people are wearing masks and their compliance with social distancing when the coronavirus lockdown is eased next week. The resort city of Cannes on the Côte d’Azur has trialled the monitoring software, installed at outdoor markets and on buses. It is not clear how many other […]

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Report on face masks’ effectiveness for Covid-19 divides scientists

Report on face masks’ effectiveness for Covid-19 divides scientists

A row has erupted among scientists over a new report into  the use of face masks by general public as an approach to managing the spread of Covid-19 in the community. The report from a multidisciplinary group convened by the Royal Society called Delve – Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics – has weighed up […]

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C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone to Wear a Mask

C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone to Wear a Mask

Widespread use of nonmedical masks could reduce community transmission. Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have repeatedly said that ordinary citizens do need to wear masks irrespective they are sick and coughing or not. As health care workers around the world face shortages of masks and protective gear, […]

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IATA backs face masks but not middle seat closures for post-coronavirus air travel

IATA backs face masks but not middle seat closures for post-coronavirus air travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade group representing airlines around the world, has come out against blocking off middle seats on planes, while recommending both passengers and crew members wear face masks on board instead. The group released an official statement on the state of post Covid-19 air travel on May 5. “Evidence suggests […]

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