The general sentiment towards wearing masks across Europe seems to be one of either indifference or a belief that they are best allocated to those working on the frontline.

Although, this is muddied by the fact that Austria has just enforced the general public to wear masks if they go grocery shopping.

So, should the general public mask up or not? Dr Richard Pebody, leader of the high-threat pathogen team at European arm of the the World Health Organization Europe, provided some clarity on this confusion.

Speaking to Sky News, he said: “Masks are really important as personal equipment for healthcare workers to ensure they are protected.”

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Source: | Daily Express

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