The world Health Organization (WHO) has warned against the use of face masks while exercising of fitness trainings, stating that it leads to inability to enable adequate gaseous exchange.
The organization stated that wearing of facemasks during exercise would cause difficulty in breathing and enable the growth of microorganisms as a result of sweat made by the exercises.
The facemask is one of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of the pandemic currently ravaging the world.
The organization said this during it’s Wednesday update of the coronavirus that, “The important preventive measure during exercise is to maintain physical distance of at least one metre from others.”
It noted that the continuous usage of medical masks is unhealthy for non-medical staffs.
“While wearing a medical mask, make sure it fits properly and that it is tight enough to allow you to breathe normally. Do not re-use a disposable mask and always change it as soon as it gets damp. Medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are flat or pleated; they are affixed to the head with straps or have ear loops.” The organization said.
It also said that the spread of the virus by shoes has a very low rate.
“As a precautionary measure, particularly in homes where infants and small children crawl or play on floors, consider leaving your shoes at the entrance of your home.This will help prevent contact with dirt or any waste that could be carried on the soles of shoes,” The organization said.
WHO also made known that COVID-19 is a virus and not a bacteria, so the use of antibiotics do not work.
“The virus that causes COVID-19 is in a family of viruses called Coronaviridae. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. Some people who become ill with COVID-19 can also develop a bacterial infection as a complication. In this case, antibiotics may be recommended by a health care provider”
The organization also maintained that their isn’t a approved cure for the virus. It also enjoined people who notice symptoms of coronavirus to seek adequate assistance from approved health workers