Joggers should wear a mask when running past people, experts have said

Experts have warned that when running, the increased ‘puffing and panting’ poses a risk to others nearby.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 9:38 am
Joggers should wear a mask when running past people, experts have said.

Trish Greenhalgh, professor in primary care health sciences at the University of Oxford, told Good Morning Britain: "There’s no doubt the virus is in the air, there’s no doubt that you can catch it if you inhale what someone else has exhaled.

"The jogger - the puffing and panting jogger - you can feel their breath and you can sometimes actually feel yourself inhale it.

"40 per cent of Covid cases happen by catching it from people who have no symptoms - you're jogging along you think you're fine, and the next day you develop symptoms, but you've actually breathed that Covid onto an old lady walking a dog or something like that."

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Devi Sridhar, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh, added that people should wear masks in busy areas but when not surrounded by people they could "take off your mask and run freely".

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