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Double-masking advised in Greece as Delta surges

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As the more contagious Delta variant spreads across the country, a leading health expert is now suggesting people wear double masks to prevent chances of infection.

“The mutation is very aggressive and we need to protect ourselves,” Athina Linou, an epidemiology professor at the University of Athens, told Mega TV on Wednesday.

“Everyone must wear a mask everywhere,” she added.

Laboratory experiments by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that wearing a cloth mask over a three-ply medical procedure mask, as well as knotting the ear loops of a surgical mask and then tucking the excess material close to the face is likely to significantly reduce a person’s exposure to the coronavirus.