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Children over 12 should now also wear face masks, WHO advises

Children over 12 should now also wear face masks, WHO advises

The recommendation applies, in particular, if it is not possible to respect the social distance of at least 1 metre (in Belgium, the recommended distance is 1.5 metres) and there is widespread transmission in the area. For children between 6 and 11 years of age, a decision on whether or not a mask should be worn, must be based on a series of factors, such as the speed at which the virus spreads in the child’s living area and the child’s ability to safely and appropriately use a mask.

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