In special situations recommended citizens to use mundbind to protect others against the coronavirus, as it says in updated guidelines from the Danish Health and medicines authority, which has been published on Thursday.
Health has on the basis of the WHO recommendations assessed the use of mundbind again, informs the agency in a press release on its website, where it also states that the assessment still is that the good general can move in the public space without using the mundbind.
'however, There are some specific situations where you can't comply with the general recommendations, and where mundbind can be used instead,' they write.
This applies, among other things, if you suspect that you are infected with coronavirus and should move down to be tested.
It is also true, if you are in a situation do not have other options available to prevent infection with coronavirus. So if you have not the opportunity to put plexi glass or a visor up to prevent infection with coronaviruses, two persons from, you can instead use mundbind.
- Mundbind can be used to protect others in some special situations where the other tools to prevent infection is not enough, says acting deputy director Helene Probst in a press release.
- Our main recommendation is that if you are infected or could be infected with the covid-19, then you must isolate themselves. When you need to go to hospital to be tested, can not hold his isolation while. Therefore, we recommend that in the situation, it takes mundbind on, she continues.
the Health agency has so far not recommended to use mundbind, as the assessment has been that the effect is uncertain.
But the WHO updated in June its recommendation for the use of mundbind. It may be recommended in special situations, says the WHO.
the national board of Health stresses that it is important that you use mundbindet properly, so as to not create a false sense of security.
Furthermore, one must remember to switch it.
It is also still uncertain how large the effect is. The national board of health indicating in the guidelines that, right now ongoing so-called 'lodtrækningsforsøg' with mundbind in Denmark.
- Mundbind should be seen as an extra tool in the toolbox. There are other more effective tools in the toolbox, for example, to selvisolere, when you are sick, keep a meters distance, and to observe good hygiene, " says Helene Probst.
- But we must continually assess whether there are situations where mundbind may be relevant.
In several other countries is mundbind required in the public space. It applies, among other things France.
Should you find out to fly, it is also a requirement to be worn mundbind.