Why you should get yourself a mask now

If you are not convinced that you should be wearing a face mask, it is important to note that 25 percent of people who have coronavirus do not know it. PHOTO | FILE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Many believe that the wearing of masks in East Asia could have helped control the spread of the coronavirus there.

  • In this part of the world, wearing of masks was a cultural norm even before the coronavirus outbreak.

  • In mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan, the assumption is that anyone could be a carrier of the virus, even healthy people.

This past week, the Nation ran a campaign on masks. We brought you stories on just how important masks are in this time of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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