Children aged over two years must wear masks while stepping out of their homes, a top UAE government official has advised.
However, children with breathing issues or chronic illnesses shouldn’t be made to wear them. “Children who have difficulty removing the masks on their own should be exempted, too, the official added.
Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the UAE Government spokesperson, stressed that children are not safe from Covid-19, even though the chances of them contracting the virus are less. “However, they can be carriers of the virus and infect others,” said Dr Al Hammadi.