Figure 1: Simple ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
The Department of Health has also advised that everyone wear face masks in public/ contact with individuals. This is recommendation is echoed by other organizations such as the CDC (Centre for Disease Control).
Figure 2: Use of cloth masks in South Africa
It is important to note that proper use of masks is also important, and that the other measures put in place to reduce the spread of the virus still need to be practiced.
Figure 3: Wearing masks to limit the spread of COVID-19
(Desai AN et al (2020). JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.6437)