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Cloth masks are NOT enough to stop the spread of Covid-19 without social distancing

By MARY KEKATOS

FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and LUKE ANDREWS FOR MAILONLINE

Wearing a cloth mask may not shield the user from coronavirus because too many infected droplets can slip through, a study has claimed.

Scientists at New Mexico State University, in the US, studied five types of face coverings including cloth masks and surgical grade N95 masks.

They found that while all masks blocked at least 95 per cent of droplets from coughs and sneezes – there was still a risk of the disease being passed on.

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