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Recommendations for the use of Face Masks among Children to Contain Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic

Keywords : Children, coronavirus disease-2019, face masks, pandemic

Citation Information : Recommendations for the use of Face Masks among Children to Contain Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (2):190-192.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_25_22

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to account for the disruption of health care and other welfare services. As the predominant mode of transmission of infection is through close contact or airborne mode, it is important to acknowledge that we should encourage the use of face masks in the community and workplace settings. Even though significant results have been attributed to face masks, we must realize that to optimize the impact, and we must ensure their appropriate usage, storage, cleaning, and disposal. To conclude, a face mask is an effective tool to reduce the incidence of infection among children and adherence to standard public health and infection control measures. However, the decision to wear face masks among children to stop the transmission of COVID-19 infection should be determined based on assessing the potential benefits, harms, and local epidemiological factors.

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