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Mandatory mask policy is timely, but compliance in Sydney may prove a problem – Sydney Morning Herald

NSW could face some challenges compelling Sydneysiders to wear masks when the daily number of new cases remains low.



In community settings, masks are used by healthy people to protect from droplet transmissioninfections or used by sick people to prevent the spread of infections (also called “source control”).
During the initial phase of COVID-19 pandemic, community mask use was not recommended bymost of the countries and lead health organisations such as WHO and CDC. This policy was based onexperiences drawn from previous influenza pandemics. Later on, evidence suggested that around 40 to 50 per cent cases of…

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