It is mandatory for children over three years of age to wear face masks in order to remain safe from Covid-19, a top official of the UAE Health Sector and Director of the Communicable Diseases, Department of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) said.
Residents have also been asked to avoid taking children to crowded areas, particularly playgrounds.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson of ADPHC emphasized on the importance of using licensed medical face masks for the health and safety of everyone around.
The official mentioned this while addressing a discussion hosted by the Ministry of Justice.
Earlier, it was said that children with breathing issues or chronic illnesses should not be asked to wear masks. Morever, kids who have difficulty in removing the masks by themselves should also be exempted from wearing them.
Although the chances of children contracting the virus are minimal, they can be carriers of the virus and are likely to infect others.
Dr. Farida also encouraged residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19, and said that the UAE has the best vaccines in the world.