Health authorities have clarified about the use of a medical mask to prevent coronavirus-COVID-19 and said that it needs to be worn only if a healthcare professional recommends it.
Wearing a medical mask can help limit the spread of some respiratory diseases. However, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) does not currently advise people to wear a mask to reduce their risk of COVID-19.
A facemask should only be worn if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms of the virus. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected, the Ministry has said.
Source: Peninsula Qatar