Dr Hilary Jones clears up coronavirus face mask confusion

Dr Hilary Jones has cleared up the confusion surrounding whether or not people should be wearing face masks in a bid to protect themselves from coronavirus.

While there has been much debate over the public wearing protective gear, the legendary television doctor, who has been sharing his health tips in his coverage of Covid-19, told Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid ‘it makes sense’ to use them.

‘I think if it’s not possible to physically distance by two meters in enclosed spaces with other people who are strangers to you, it makes sense to cover your nose and mouth with some sort of covering,’ Dr Hilary began.

He continued: ‘It’s especially important on public transport and in shops and pharmacists.’

Dr Hilary added: ‘If you cough or sneeze, whether you’re symptomatic or not, you’re likely to expel large droplets of liquids which may contain the virus.

‘Anything that covers your nose and mouth can trap some of that, but not all of it, so you’re protecting other people if you wear a mask.

‘If you cough or sneeze due to hay fever when you are asymptomatically carrying the virus then a covering protects other people.’

For those looking to make their own masks at home, Georgina Burnett – a property and DIY interiors expert – shared her way of making one on This Morning, using everyday household items.

Yesterday on Good Morning Britain, Dr Hilary warned viewers of a rare new syndrome in children which could be linked to coronavirus.

He explained that an urgent alert has been issued to doctors amid concerns a virus appears to emerging in kids across the UK.

The syndrome is described as having ‘common overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki Disease’, as well as having ‘blood parameters consistent with severe Covid-19 in children’.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am.

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