WHO & UNICEF: Children over the age of twelve should wear a face mask

Picture taken July 6, 2020 shows Israeli school children wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as they walk in Tel Aviv, Israel. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, those used to the country’s famous “Ordnung” are instead looking at uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner,File)

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According to guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, children over the age of twelve should wear face masks to prevent COVID-19 infection.

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In Norway, the health authorities have been clear that they do not advise children of primary school age or younger to wear a face mask.

However, the WHO emphasizes that children between the ages of six and eleven can also wear face masks under certain circumstances, Swedish Radio reports.

In Denmark, requirements will be introduced for the use of face masks in public transport on Saturday. Here, children under the age of twelve are exempted. The Trade Stand warns, however, that face masks in child sizes will be for sale from Tuesday.

Kids’ face masks will initially be available in the chains Meny, Spar, Min Købmand and Let-Køb.

“We know it is difficult for children to find face masks that fit properly. That is why we have put a lot of effort into getting a face mask that also suits them”, says director Michael Christensen in the grocery chain Dagrofa to Dansk Handelsblad.  

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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