On August 8th, after a woman with the coronavirus visited a Starbucks cafe north of Seoul, more than two dozen customers who also visited that Starbucks cafe at the same time tested positive just days later. But the four employees that wearing masks are safe from the infection. This infection outbreak in the South Korean city of Paju is another example of how quickly the Sars-CoV-2 virus can spread in confined spaces and indoors with not enough good air circulation.
The Importance Of Wearing Masks
From this incident we know how important wearing masks can be, masks may not guarantee 100% protection from getting infected but nothing is as effective as long as there is someone is infected near us. With health authorities around the world still discussing the evidence surrounding the face masks, a group of 27 people connected to air-conditioned coffee outlets are adding further support for their mandatory use to help limit the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19. Face mask guidelines have been issued from Australia to Venezuela to help contain the pandemic, which has infected more than 23 million people and killed at least 810,000 worldwide. Covering face with mask will become mandatory in New Zealand for people who using public transportation and in ride-sharing vehicles, the World Health Organization issued advice on its use in children. But resistance to wearing masks persists in countries like the United States, where some oppose wearing masks when entering shops or restaurants. Misinformation about their effectiveness and safety is also spreading.
According to Gang Young-do, a spokesperson for the Paju government, officials assume that most customers don’t constantly wear masks when drinking and eating while at Starbucks Corp outlets in South Korea. The ceiling air conditioner helps. to cool the sockets on the second floor, he said. The Starbucks infection then caused about three dozen more cases outside the coffee shop on Aug.24. They add to more than 3,000 this month that prompted the South Korean government to consider imposing the highest level of physical distancing measures – a major blow to an economy that has so far averted a severe recession.