Madrid makes the use of face masks compulsory in public places and gathering

Madrid makes the use of face masks compulsory in public places and gathering

Spanish capital, Madrid makes the use of face masks compulsory in public
The Spanish capital Madrid  has made the use of face masks compulsory in public places and gathering as measure to protect against the spread of cvoronavirus [Covid-19]

Bars in the Spanish capital must also close by 01:00 local time (23:00 GMT), and gatherings in outdoor restaurants will be limited to 10 people. Checks will also be increased in the capital's main airport.


Officials also recommend a maximum of 10 people for private gatherings at home, though this is not required by law. It comes as Spain reports a spike in cases in some regions during recent days.

However, study suggests masks may reduce viral dose.Numerous studies have concluded that face masks can prevent people from spreading airway germs to others.


But now a new paper , due to be published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, has found that masks also protect the people wearing them too - lessening the severity of symptoms, or preventing infection entirely in some cases.


Using animal experiments and observations during the pandemic, the group of scientists says people wearing face coverings take in fewer coronavirus particles, making it easier for their immune systems to combat any viral spread.

Dr. Tsion Firew, a doctor at Columbia University in the US - who wasn’t involved in the work, - told the New York Times that a relationship between masking and milder disease had not yet been proven. But the new research paper “reiterates what we say about masks,” said Dr Firew. “It’s not just a selfless act.”
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