Masks do not need to be worn during "vigorous intensity physical activity," the WHO has said. The WHO, or the World Health Organization, made updated guidelines, citing new research. The research says wearing masks can have negative effects, reports Business Insider. The WHO said other prevention measures, like distancing and ventilation, need to be in place. This includes indoor exercise venues or these venues should temporarily close.
The United Kingdom government on December 02 authorised Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, to be made available across the country from next week. In November, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their vaccine had 95 per cent efficacy, according to the final trial data. COVID-19 outbreak was declared as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO).