Dr Nilsen added: “Studies suggest that facial masks can be helpful in preventing the spread of viruses.
“It is a good idea to use facial masks in areas with many people, for example, airports, train stations, metro stations etc.”
The number of countries which have recorded incidents of the virus has now climbed to 10, among them the United States.
Other countries where the virus has spread include popular tourist destinations Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore.
Published at Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:14:00 +0000