The Ministry of Health did not give recommendations on the wearing of masks by children in kindergartens, said Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov during a briefing on May 23, Channel 24 reports.
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In the recommendations of the Ministry of Health for kindergartens and institutions of this type there is no clause on the mandatory wearing of protective masks.
Since May 25, we really give the opportunity to resume the work of preschool educational institutions, if the epidemic situation in the region allows it. Our recommendations do not require children to always be masked,
– said Maxim Stepanov.
At the same time, the minister called for a closer reading of the requirements and recommendations and urged the media not to disseminate false information. According to him, they are quite "clear and understandable."
Recall that on May 21, during a briefing in Chernivtsi, Stepanov said that educators should monitor the implementation of anti-epidemic requirements by children. In particular, this also applies to wearing masks. The minister explained that this is to ensure that children have a lower risk of infection and not infect older members of their families.
Of course, it’s quite difficult for a 3-4-year-old child to say: “you must fulfill the first, second, third fourth” and count on his consciousness. But for this, there are educators who must follow this,
He said then.
Recommendations for the operation of kindergartens during the coronavirus epidemic / Channel 24 infographics