People are now required to wear a form of face covering as they board public transport or enter a shop or other public places. Face masks can be made of cloth or some other materials. Scientists have encouraged the use of face masks made from cloth for the prevention of covid-19. Surgical masks are also good but are scarce for the healthcare personnel that need them as part of the personal protective equipment (PPE).
It is still unknown if face shields prevent the spread of the novel corona virus. Scientists have indicated that they are not acceptable substitute for the face mask or surgical mask.