Local virology-expert, Professor Barry Schoub says it is still advisable that South Africans continue wearing a face mask to help protect themselves from contracting Covid-19.

This, after many residents hoped the adjusted health- and safety regulations, published this week, came with the ditching of the masking rule.

Schoub says with the uptick in infections, it is best to, especially when indoors and around others, to continue masking up.

He says there is enough evidence that points to the efficacy of masks.

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