Published on in Vol 6, No 2 (2020): Apr-Jun

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Online National Health Agency Mask Guidance for the Public in Light of COVID-19: Content Analysis

Online National Health Agency Mask Guidance for the Public in Light of COVID-19: Content Analysis

Online National Health Agency Mask Guidance for the Public in Light of COVID-19: Content Analysis


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