The science is uncertain as to whether wearing a face mask helps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus but science isn't really what is important. What is important is the people FEEL safe. We all want to feel safe: from violence, from bullying, from hateful speech, from heartbreak.
Feeling safe is very important for all humans regardless of their culture, ethnicity, religion or country. So at this point in time, wearing masks makes many people FEEL safer, so we should all wear masks when we are out and about. It's a good thing to do.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also believes wearing a mask in public is the right thing to do. She has started a competition to promote the wearing of face masks. Read the article about the competition and identify the statements as True, False or Not Given.
A small number of Myanmar people have not followed the government’s advice to wear masks outside.
The cost of face masks has doubled since the start of the virus pandemic.
Contestants in the mask making competition are limited in the type of material they can use to make the masks.
The winning mask will be chosen by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
People agree that cloth masks are an effective way to stop the transmission of the virus.
Contestants will win a range of prizes, including money.
When you are ready, enter your answers into the sheet below.