UAE: Children Aged Three and Above Should Wear Masks

  • Publish date: Monday، 19 April 2021
UAE: Children Aged Three and Above Should Wear Masks

During an online discussion about COVID-19 organised by the Ministry of Justice, in co-operation with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokeswoman of the UAE health sector, said children aged three and above must wear face masks in public.

Children were long thought to be unaffected by the virus but figures tell a different story.

“Children over the age of three should wear face masks, while those under that age should wear face shields,” state news agency Wam quoted her as saying.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has affected citizens and residents, and changed lifestyles, habits and the way people interact with each other within the Emirati community,” said Dr Al Hosani.

“It also made families and the community adopt new healthy lifestyles and encouraged children and the youth to take responsibilities and be independent, and changed several negative lifestyles."

Authorities there are now encouraging the use of face masks and hand sanitizer among children.

Sinopharm vaccine is more than 90 per cent effective at preventing hospitalization authorities revealed on Sunday.

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