Tests on hamsters reveal efficacy of masks in reducing coronavirus spread

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Hong Kong researchers found coronavirus transmission can be reduced by over 60% when surgical masks are used. ? AFP HONG KONG: Tests on hamsters reveal the widespread use of facemasks reduces transmission of the deadly coronavirus, a team of leading experts in Hong Kong said Sunday. The research by the University of Hong Kong is some of the first to specifically investigate whether masks can stop symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers from infecting others.

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