Avoid wearing N95 mask, says UAE health ministry

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Unless you are a healthcare worker or taking care of someone who is sick, you don't need an N95 mask respirator.

That’s the message from the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).

In a video posted on Twitter in Arabic, Adel Saeed Al Sajwani, Family Medicine Specialist Doctor says the mask is only to be worn by medical professionals treating patients with the coronavirus.

He added that wearing this type of mask on a regular basis puts pressure on the respiratory system and could cause potential health problems in the future.

Al Sajwani also clarified that children are strictly forbidden from using the product.

 

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