Around 129 billion disposable masks are used every month around the world, according to the American Chemical Society.
Mask to mask kiss a new trend popularized by celebrities. Recently Kamala Harris, Vice President of the US and second gentleman Doug Emhoff kissed before heading their separate ways on flights with their masks on.
As additional variants of Covid-19 make their way around the globe, Dr Anthony Fauci has suggested that wearing two masks may increase protection against the virus.
The WHO advises that "non-medical, fabric masks can be used by the general public under the age of 60 and who do not have underlying health conditions."
"The mandatory wearing of masks on public transport, where social distancing is not possible, should by accompanied by one very simple precaution: avoid talking and making phone calls," the French National Academy of Medicine said in a statement.
Worn once, the thin protective materials can take hundreds of years to decompose. When we throw them away, these items can harm the environment and the animals who share our planet
Disposable plastic face masks, whose main composition is plastic, pose huge environmental threats, with a whopping 129 billion masks now used every month around the globe.
All Expo visitors ages 18 and above must show either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within the previous 72 hours, while on-site measures include mask-wearing for visitors.
According to the announcement, mask-wearing is mandatory in public indoor spaces and optional outdoors. It’s also been decided to cancel the quarantine requirements for COVID-19 contacts.