Reuters Benoit Tessier
The French National Academy of Medicine has urged public transport passengers to avoid talking to each other or over the phone, to reduce the risk of the spread of the Corona virus.
The academy said in a statement: “The mandatory use of the muzzle in public transport, where social distancing is not possible, must be accompanied by a very simple precaution, which is to avoid talking and making phone calls.”
Academy member Patrick Pershey told BFMTV: “If there are only three people in a subway car, then there will be no problem, but if the person is only two centimeters apart, it makes sense not to speak.” Or talking on the phone, “adding:” This is not an obligation but a recommendation. “
The academy said that fabric or home-made masks are effective against the spread of the Corona virus, as long as they are properly placed, and that most infections occur when people take off the masks.