A new Bangladesh study shows effective ways to encourage mask wearing

September 06, 2021

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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus leave the city to travel to their native places ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus leave the city to travel to their native places ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 7, 2021.

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