Austria Has 90% Drop in Coronavirus Cases After Requiring People to Wear Face Masks

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Austria dropped from 90 to 10 cases per one million people, two weeks after the government required everyone to wear a face mask on April 6.

According to Daily Mail, “Austria seemingly managed to reverse its crisis by making masks compulsory on April 6, following a spike in infections in late March.”

This contradicted what the United Kingdom (UK) government told its citizens. They are denying that masks are effective if used by the general public.

However, Public Health England (PHE) says wearing a mask could spread the virus. It causes people to touch their face and increases the chances of a person acquiring the virus.

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PHE added, “People also wear them for much longer than they are designed, causing them to become moist, unsanitary and an ideal environment for bugs to breed in.”

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