Does WHO recommend the use of gloves in the community to prevent transmission of COVID-19?

No, WHO does not recommend the use of gloves by people in the community. The wearing of gloves may increase risk of infection, since it can lead to self-contamination or transmission to others when touching contaminated surfaces and then the face.

Therefore, in public places such as supermarkets, in addition to physical distancing, WHO recommends the installation of public hand hygiene stations at the entrance and exit.

By widely improving hand hygiene practices, countries can help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

WHO recommends that people always consult local authorities on recommended practices in their area.