The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, reiterated his recommendations on the use of the mouth mask: only in closed spaces and where the “healthy distance” cannot be kept, in addition to the fact that, he said, it is an auxiliary sanitary measure such as washing hands.
“The use of mouthguards is particularly recommended in closed spaces where it is difficult to maintain a healthy distance as a complementary measure to the others”, Explained the Health official.
López-Gatell stated that the face mask is not useful by itself, and it is something he has been “periodically saying.”
“The face mask is not a sufficiently efficient and effective barrier to prevent a person who does not want to be infected, it is spread (…) It does not prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering through the eyes, ”insisted the undersecretary.
He reiterated that the mask, along with other measures, is how it can be useful, not just the single use of the mask.
“There is no resistance to the mask, it is very important not to be confused as if there were two sides, the mouthpiece flattering and the mouthpiece enemies. Thinking about it like that is a distraction, a confusion ”, he stressed.
The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said on Tuesday that in the matter of preventing the spread of Covid-19 he has a counselor: Hugo López-Gatell.
After being questioned about the use of the mask, the president referred to his undersecretary of Health, who spoke to explain the use or not of an article that has been debated in the current Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus pandemic:
He added that “for all those people who are restless,” that the recommendation is use it in places where you cannot keep a healthy distance, although he clarified that “by itself, it does not prevent contagion”.
He added that the mask can give “The false sense of security, which could result in people trusting and neglecting protection mechanisms.”
A few days ago Arturo Herrera, Secretary of the Treasury and Public Credit, highlighted the role of the mouthpiece as a element of utmost importance in the face of economic recovery; López Obrador contradicted him during the morning conference and even caused will change your statements.
“Zero that is very disproportionate (the use of masks), ”said the president during the press conference. “I wish it was that, If the face mask was an option for the reactivation of the economy, I put it on immediately, but it is not“Sentenced the chief executive.
Although he said follow the recommendations of doctors and scientists, also subtly confronted the Secretary of the Treasury. “I don’t think he said that.”, he pointed out after a reporter pointed out about differences inside your cabinet.
At that, Herrera spoke and explained that his expression had been an analogy that in the reactivation it will be necessary to have care measuresbecause the different sectors are going to have to work in different conditions.
“It was an analogy To say that we are going to have to reorganize through different mechanisms to return to normality and recovery, “said the official who recently recovered after getting COVID-19.
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