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Does wearing more than one surgical mask help prevent infection from the virus?

By Cao Yin | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-26 11:41
An employee checks N95 medical protective masks in Chongqing, Southwest China, on Feb 17, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rumor has it that wearing more than one surgical mask will help prevent infection from the novel coronavirus.

According to medical experts, people can protect themselves if they wear a mask correctly. Wearing additional ones will not work, but will be a waste of resources and may even make it more difficult to breathe.

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