Covıd-19, Coronavirus, Masks, Face Shields

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Masks to be worn as default, face shields allowed only for certain settings and groups like children aged 12 and below

Masks to be worn as default, face shields allowed only for certain settings and children aged 12 and below

1/6/2020 2:06:00 PM

Masks to be worn as default, face shields allowed only for certain settings and children aged 12 and below

SINGAPORE: Face shields can no longer replace the use of face masks, except in certain settings and for select groups such as children aged 12 and ...

BookmarkSINGAPORE: Face shields can no longer replace the use of face masks, except in certain settings and for select groups such as children aged 12 and below, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jun 1).The new guidelines take effect from Tuesday, the day after Singapore exits its COVID-19"circuit breaker" period.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementApart from children aged 12 and below, people with health conditions that may result in breathing or other medical difficulties when a mask is worn for a prolonged period of time can also continue to use face shields instead of masks.

Face shields will also be allowed for people who are speaking to a group in a classroom or lecture-style setting,"where they largely remain at the spot from which they are speaking, and are able to maintain a safe distance away from any other persons", said MOH.

These are situations in which the wearing of masks may not be practical, the ministry said. Even so, face shields must be worn “properly” so that it covers the entire face, from the forehead to below the chin, wrapping around the sides of the face.Television presenters will continue to be exempt from having to wear face masks or shields.

AdvertisementREAD: Face masks in the time of COVID-19: Six questions answeredWHY MASKS OVER FACE SHIELDSSpeaking at a press conference by the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said: “With effect from Jun 2, we expect greater community interaction and contact among people, including on the public transport. Therefore the use of masks will become the default.”

MOH explained that COVID-19 is spread predominantly through droplets, and the design of face shields typically leaves a gap between the face shield and the face.“Masks that are worn closely and completely over the nose and mouth do not have such gaps,” the ministry said.

READ: COVID-19: Pre-school and primary school students to get face shields, hand sanitiserIn certain settings, face shields may be worn on top of a mask to provide additional protection, the ministry added.“For example, wearing a shield can help to protect one’s eyes from droplets that may contain virus particles, and can also prevent the mask from getting wet. It may also help to stop people from adjusting their masks or touching their faces,” said MOH.

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The ministry's director of medical services Associate Professor Kenneth Mak said at the press conference that the decision was made on the basis of being “more cautious”.Mr Gan added: “We will continue to exercise flexibility in the enforcement of groups that may have difficulties wearing face masks.”

He also said that the role of individuals will become “even more critical” when the circuit breaker comes to an end, as there will be fewer restrictions. Read more: CNA »

But anyone if comfortable can wear shield on top of mask as additional security for eyes.. Again, another completely pointless and illogical announcement from the gov. More smoke to cover up the only problem at present: how shockingly they have treated the migrant workers that has led to these ridiculous measures

Okay,but when than no need to wear masks? Dun go rush buy a face shield yet. Tomorrow may be another episode of ke belakang pusing by PAPSingapore Is it not dangerous for kids under the 12 wearing those plastic shields? Bcuz those things can probably break during playing or maybe a fall by accident, would be painful if their skin got cut by a fragment of plastic (just a worried thought)

WuhanBioWeapon The man in the pic behind the family is not wearing mask... Agreed Singapore COVID19 im not sick and not gonna wear one Ke belakang pusing! Ass usual.

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You’re getting used to masks. Will you wear a face shield?I don’t think i’ll ever get used to a mask Face shield along is not safe. Already not happy with a face mask why should I put on A face shield

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Coronavirus: Face masks to be default option for people when out, face shields don't provide enough protectionOnly specific groups will be allowed to wear face shields in place of face masks, including teachers and children below 12 years of age.. Read more at straitstimes.com. How to reconcile these statements with NEJM, world authority in medical research, that mask wearing provides little protection outside hospital setting? Wtf happen to not sick dun wear mask Is it like common sense?