By: Wen Kuei-hsiang, Yeh Su-ping and Chiang Yi-ching
For people with no symptoms of an upper respiratory infection and fever, whether a mask is necessary depends on how likely they are to be exposed to the virus, which in Taiwan can be divided into three scenarios, Chen told reporters.
The first is in patients who have tested positive for the virus, Chen said, adding that as these individuals have been isolated in hospitals, they can no longer spread the virus to others.
The virus can also be passed on by those who have contracted it but not yet displayed any symptoms, Chen said. [FULL STORY]