The debate over wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus continues but the UAE government offers insight.
The Ministry of Interior said today that wearing masks is only a necessity for individuals suffering from chronic diseases and those with flu symptoms. This means that everyone else can forego covering up, according to the guidelines of the World Health Organisation.
This was announced by the Ministry in response to public queries about the conditions of wearing masks as part of the precautionary and preventive measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.
In its announcement, the Ministry doubled on the importance of adhering to all precautionary measures, following news updates on the ongoing health developments from the country’s official sources and disregarding rumours.
Source: Emirates News Agency