Masks unsafe for children under two
Universiti Putra Malaysia medical epidemiologist and biostatistician Assoc Prof Dr Malina Osman also agreed that children under the age of two should not wear masks.
She suggested that older kids wear a fabric face mask or three-ply mask -- if it can be well fitted.
To ensure that children put on their face mask, Dr Malina said cooperation from parents and teachers was crucial.
“In my opinion, this matter is not really an issue for the adolescent group but for younger children. My suggestion is to follow the Education Ministry’s SOP.
“The wearing of masks is only necessary if a person is not well, unhealthy, or has symptoms of respiratory infection, ” she said.