Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is joined by her Chief Science Advisor Dr Juliet Gerrard and Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) to answer some commonly asked questions about COVID-19. In this video this they talk about what people should do during the COVID-19 outbreak and specifically are advising against the general public wearing masks as a general precaution.
"For the general public if you don't have symptoms there's no need to wear a mask."
Video was uploaded on 12 March 2020 and continues to be featured on the Ministry of Health's social media and on both the Prime Minister's and Nano Girl's social media accounts.
And check out below for Nano Girls take on masks if you can actually call what she comes up with a mask? You decide.
This video was posted on 11 August 2020.
So now, according to Nano Girl, we might all be wanting to wear masks and apparently "Face masks help to reduce the spread of COVID19 by helping to prevent respiratory droplets from becoming airborne. If you want to make a simple but effective face mask with your children just follow the instructions in the video."
For an alternative, dare we say it more scientific approach, we suggest you check out this video from an industrial hygienist:
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