Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam on Wednesday said the use of mask during sexual intercourse can protect against Coronavirus, adding that going solo remains the lowest risk sexual option during the pandemic, according to sources.

Sexual health is a major part of the overall health system, and by taking precautions and safety we will be able to restrain Coronavirus and other diseases, she said.

The transmission of COVID-19 through semen and vaginal fluids is extremely low, the risk is only increased with a new partner, which includes close kissing contacts, Canada’s medical chief explained.

“Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus,” she said as quoted by Reuters. “Skip kissing, avoid face-to-face closeness, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, and monitor yourself and your partner for symptoms ahead of any sexual activity.”

As of Wednesday afternoon Canada had 129,705 confirmed cases of COVID-19 that includes 114,842 recovered cases; while the death tally has stood up to 9,171.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.