Coronavirus (934) WHO: Advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19

22 August, 2020

Dear HIFA and CHIFA colleagues,

WHO has just issued new Advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19

'Children aged 5 years and under should not be required to wear masks. Decision to use masks for children aged 6-11 should be based on the multiple factors. Children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults.'

https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-IPC_Masks-Children...

Best wishes, Neil

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CHIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is the coordinator of the HIFA campaign (Healthcare Information For All) and assistant moderator of the CHIFA forum. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org