Do not mask up children with respiratory problems, taskforce on Covid-19 advises

Officials from presidential taskforce on covid-19 say children with respiratory problems should not mask up as this could worsen their condition.

Minister of Health Chiponda: stresses on the availability of appropriate adult supervision of the children wearing the masks.

Co-Chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19 Khumbize Chiponda says in a statement parents should take caution when putting masks on children between six and 11.

The advice comes as schools reopen today and learners are supposed to wear face masks at all times to protect themselves from Covid-19.

The statement says children aged six to 11 years should wear a face mask based on the child’s capacity to comply with its appropriate use.

Chiponda also stresses on the availability of appropriate adult supervision of the children wearing the masks.

 

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John chidongo
11 days ago

Awanso awa anadya nawo ndalama za covid 19. Afufuzedwe.

Banda
Banda
11 days ago

Many countries do not require face masks on children below 12 years of age. First because children have not proven to transmit the disease more importantly masks restrict air flow which damages the child’s brain.

Guest
Guest
10 days ago
Reply to  Banda

For most it’s 5 years or younger, though.

Vultures 💣
12 days ago

I thought this ‘cluster’ is at Maula prison for stealing corona funds!

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
11 days ago
Reply to  Vultures 💣

Kkkkkkkkk Chakwera can not touch this lady. She is one of the funders of MCP.

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