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Face masks help prevent spread of respiratory infections: study

Helsinki, Finland | Xinhua | Face masks can help prevent transmission of respiratory infections, a new study published this week shows. The study carried out by the University of Helsinki in cooperation with Stanford University, the University of Missouri, and Swansea University, systematically reviewed all the studies on the issue conducted between …

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Spain to revoke outdoor facemask mandate

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua | The Spanish government will next week revoke the mandate for wearing facemasks against the infection from COVID-19, Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Friday. A proposal for that will be approved in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the minister told local radio station Cadena …

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Italy to lift outdoor face mask mandate

  Rome, Italy | XINHUA | As of next week, Italy is preparing to lift the outdoor face mask mandate as the country’s main COVID-19 indicators appear to have stabilized. The decision was confirmed by Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Tuesday after the new Scientific Technical Committee (CTS) advising the …

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High risk Mbale never got gov’t masks, even RDC wonders why

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Government masks are yet to arrive in Mbale, despite the district being one of the Covid-19 hotspots in the country because of its proximity to neighboring Kenya. Residents in this district have faulted government for neglecting them given the fact that the region delivered the …

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Candidates in Rubanda flout Covid-19 SOPs

Rubanda, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Candidates in Rubanda district on Thursday flouted the Covid-19 preventive guidelines during the nomination exercise.  According to the nomination guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission, the candidates are supposed to wear masks, have a manageable number of people who can social distance and sanitize.  …

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