According to a recent study by the Hong Kong university, wearing a surgical mask can reduce the spread of COVID19 by up to 75%. According to this study, the rate of transmission of the viral particle by respiratory droplets was lowered by 75% when masks were used by test subjects.
“The Findings implied to the world and the puclib is that the effectiveness of mask-wearing against the corona virus pandemic is huge”, said the leading microbiologist from Hong Kong University Dr Yuen kwok-Yung. Dry Yuen who helped identify the SARS virus from the 2003 pandemic says that the recently identified strain of the Corona Virus is the first of its kind to be identified.
These findings come at a time when world leaders and public health officials debate on the effectiveness of wearing surgical masks to deter the spread of the Corona Virus.