Fact-checked by: Taiwan FactCheck Center

2020/03/15 | Taiwan

False: COVID-19 is large in size, where the cell diameter is 400-500 micrometers. For this reason, any mask can prevent its entry.

Explanation: The cell diameter is around 120 nanometers. The surgical mask can protect the wearer from sprays and large-particle droplets, but not against infection with coronavirus. People should wear a mask if taking care of a person with suspected COVID-19 infection.

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