ArmInfo.Given the current epidemiological situation, wearing a mask and gloves is advisable. RA Minister of Healthcare Arsen Torosyan stated this during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Health and Social Affairs of the National Assembly of Armenia.
The Minister explained that the main purpose of the mask is to eliminate the likelihood of the virus entering the mouth and nose. In addition, when located in a place of crowding, it will be able to protect against drops of liquid, the concentrations of which are formed not only by coughing and sneezing, but also during breathing. According to the latest recommendations, the mask can be worn without changing for 8 hours; for health workers this indicator is 4 hours. In addition, WHO had previously recommended wearing fabric masks, which, after use, should be washed in hot water and with detergents. As for gloves, they can be dangerous if worn for a long time. As explained by Torosyan, they can, for example, be worn in the absence of the ability to often wash their hands. "Coronavirus will be with us for a long time," Torosyan noted, adding that it is advisable not to neglect personal protective equipment.
In Armenia, 937 cases of coronavirus were confirmed, 149 people recovered, 11 people died. Currently, 777 patients are receiving treatment.