“The obligation to wear a mask everywhere”, even outdoors, “is a measure that has a positive impact because it is cheap, easy to perform and often obtains results”. Thus the virologist Marco Falcone, researcher in infectious diseases of the University of Pisa and member of the board of directors of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit), commenting to Adnkronos Salute on the pressure of the mayors on the government for the reintroduction of the obligation of outdoor mask throughout Italy. “Clearly, the use of masks outdoors is not so much to stop the spread of the virus outdoors because it is almost impossible to get infected outdoors,” he added.
“Introducing the obligation to wear a mask outdoors – underlines Falcone – favors the fact that people also keep it indoors because it is clear that having the mask already with you makes it easier to use it even on meeting occasions and in closed places . This virus – he concludes – does not spread in the open air but in closed and badly ventilated places which is where there is the greatest possibility of getting sick “.
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