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Dubai: The official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, Dr Farida Al Hosani, has recommended the use of masks even if a person does not suffer from any respiratory issues as a preventive measure against the new coronavirus, COVID-19 .

“Previous studies confirmed that wearing a mask is limited to those who suffer from respiratory symptoms such as coughing. Today, with our continuous follow-up of all studies and recommendations, we urge everyone to wear a mask, even without the presence of any respiratory symptoms,” she said on Saturday.

Recommendation comes as 241 new cases of the new virus are announced in the country.