Explained: Children under the age of 6 are not required to wear masks

Explained: Children under the age of 6 are not required to wear masks

- The mandatory age for mask-wearing as just been clarified by the Disaster Management Act

- According to the act, children under the age of 6-years-old do not have to wear masks in public

- The clarification comes as a relief to many parents who were left confused by the guidelines of mask-wearing for children

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According to the recently amended Disaster Management Act, children under the age of 6 years old are not required to wear face masks in public - news that comes as a relief to many South African parents.

The news was recently revealed in a document that was released by the Disaster Management Act on the 11th of January this month.

Previously parents in South Africa and even in other countries have had problems getting their children to wear masks as some little ones had blatantly refused to wear them - and honestly, it's not hard to know why.

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SA parent had this to say about the news:

@Sibu_Mahlangu97 said:

"Then 3months later we hear "children have been exponentially exposed to the virus and they need to take the vaccine at creche or clinics" yet rn you deem them as immune. Smh we know all these stunts."

@kgoatlapa said:

"What's with the commitment to uncritical thinking? So let the <6-year-olds catch and transmit the virus to all and sundry? Or did the reasoning capacity end with just the concern for the children?"

@kwazeybear

"My son goes nowhere without a mask... he’s 4! As long as he see us wearing one , he wears his too."
Explained: Children under the age of 6 are not required to wear masks

It is not mandatory for kids under 6 to wear masks. Images: Unsplash
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Briefly.co.za also reported that Germany has just recorded its first case of the Covid-19 variant that has been found in SA. The first case comes after a German family visiting South Africa returned home to Germany following a long Christmas and New Year holiday.

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According to reports, upon their arrival in Germany, the family had all went into quarantine. Some days later, they had all tested negative for the virus. A week thereafter, however, one of the family members began experiencing mild symptoms of Covid-19, subsequently testing positive for the new and harsher variant.

The very same Covid-19 variant that has been seen in South Africa has been spotted in a number of other countries, namely Britain, Finland, France and Israel, local news publication, eNCA reports.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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