News update: Coronavirus: UAE ministry issues warning about use of masks

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The Ministry of Health and Community Protection in UAE has warned residents against the usage of N 95 masks, as a preventive measure for the coronavirus.

The ministry’s statement as posted on Wam official Twitter account said that N95 masks are only meant to be used by medical staff working in entities treating coronavirus patients. Use of these masks by the general public may impose pressure on the user’s respiratory system and may cause respiratory diseases among its users.

The use of these masks is also strictly forbidden for children.

Read more at: Khaleej Times

 

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