Experts on the spread of the virus in Japan recommend that children over 2 wear masks as much as possible

2022-05-04 0 By

The Japanese government held a meeting on COVID-19 on Monday to discuss new measures to prevent the disease, and recommended that kindergarten children over the age of 2 wear masks as much as possible, and schools avoid activities such as intensive sports and singing.The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the sub-committee will discuss the new quarantine measures this afternoon and make recommendations to the Japanese government, which is expected to revise basic countermeasures next week.Given the rapid spread of the omicron variant, it is necessary to implement a high level of quarantine before a shortage of medical resources occurs.As for kindergartens, there is no requirement for all staff in kindergartens to wear masks, but the proposal recommends that children over 2 years old wear masks to the extent possible, as a temporary epidemic prevention measure.However, care must be taken not to cause breathing difficulties for children, and there is no need to wear masks if they are in poor health.In schools, it is recommended to avoid intensive sports and close indoor singing, playing flute and other wind instruments, and try not to carry out activities with high risk of infection.In terms of elderly care facilities, it is required to wear masks for leisure activities and open Windows for picking up and dropping off the elderly.For the workplace, it is necessary to make the best use of distance work, reduce the number of people coming to the office, and stop or postpone gatherings where large numbers of people participate in loud conversations.The recommendations also emphasize that a third dose of vaccine can prevent symptoms and that local governments should vaccinate as soon as possible, especially in older adults.