The wearing of face masks is still recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its latest set of guidelines on the pandemic, particularly in crowded, poorly ventilated spaces and given the current global spread of the virus.

The Daily Maverick reports that the agency also advised the wearing of masks where a local outbreak has been confirmed, where there are rising hospital admission levels, and where levels of vaccination coverage and immunity in the community suggest increased risk.

Several countries are currently experiencing large outbreaks of Covid-19 in several countries, however, the situation is stable in SA…..more