Mask, take the obligation outdoors in different cities to ward off new coronavirus infections in Italy in the white, yellow, orange and red area in view of Christmas. A measure that experts commented on Adnkronos Health.
“I do not know if it is a lack not to have foreseen it yet” at national level “but one thing I can assure you: putting the obligation of an Ffp2 mask in transport, this would have had more effect than everything”. The virologist is convinced of this Andrea Crisanti, who thus comments on the choice of an ever-increasing number of Municipalities, including Milan, which are moving towards the restoration of the obligation in particular in the historic centers. For the director of the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Padua, what would have the most effect is the use of the Ffp2 masks on public transport, particularly exposed places, given the proximity and forced contact between people. Can the imposition of the mask outdoors help in any case? “Of course it depends on the situation, whether there is a crowd or not,” he concludes.
The obligation to wear a mask in the open “in the white zone I understand that it could have appeared a bit heavy and excessive but I see that there are already several provisions on the territory” that extend the obligation also in the white zone “to the most suitable places. risk as done by Milan and other cities around Italy “. So then the virologist at Adnkronos Salute Fabrizio Pregliasco, professor of the University of Milan. “I believe that in precautionary terms – underlines the virologist – in the shopping areas and in the moments of aggregation outdoors the mask should be used, recommended and at the most prescribed”.
“It is right to take them outdoors when the safety distance cannot be respected”, he clarifies Walter Ricciardi, advisor to the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza and professor of Hygiene at the Catholic University of Rome.
Roberto Cauda, director of infectious diseases of the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, is “always in favor of wearing a mask, it is the best choice without having to take it off and put it on every time”. “A study by the University of Cambridge has established that there is a risk of contagion even outdoors – recalls Cauda – So, especially if there are crowds, the mask must also be worn when you are outdoors”.
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