20 April 2020 – Policy Brief

Role of Face masks as part of nonpharmaceutical interventions against coronavirus disease

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This document summarises the findings on facemasks as a non-pharmaceutical intervention against infections due to respiratory viruses. reMask is an expert group working to provide for Switzerland evidence-based information and propose innovative solutions around the use and production of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Date of response: 20/4/2020

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