Connect with us


MOH: These Groups Of People Should Not Wear Face Masks As It Will Do More Harm Than Good


Pjimage 2020 07 31T105404.257
Source: Reuters & Business Insider

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Starting from the 1st of August, the wearing of face masks would be made compulsory and frankly, it’s a long way coming. Our Health DG also reminded us that when the wearing of face masks are made mandatory in public areas, those who violate this order can be fined RM1,000 or face jail time.

However,  not everyone should and can be wearing face masks. For some people, it actually poses a health risk. The Ministry of Health Malaysia shared a tweet on the groups of people who shouldn’t be wearing face masks.

 1. Children below the age of 2

Download 13

The wearing of face masks isn’t really suitable for small children as it increases the risk of suffocation. Similarly, small children will express their discomfort and will try to remove their masks by touching it constantly, thus making it pointless altogether.

However, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, children below the age of two can wear “cloth face coverings” fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials.

2. Those with breathing difficulties

Male Face Mask Problem Breathing Difficulty

If you suffer from mild asthma or well-controlled asthma, it’s probably not going to be an issue but if your breathing difficulties are extreme, it might cause you more issues.

When you find yourself struggling with a mask with breathing difficulties, you should constantly maintain social distancing and avoid travelling in public places.

3. Anyone who is unconscious


To further explain, this does not mean, you shouldn’t be wearing a face mask when someone is unconscious but instead when someone is unconscious, you should remove their masks.

4. Anyone who’s disabled or can’t remove the mask on their own

202003Disability Covid Uk

If you’re in a situation where you’re incapacitated or unable to remove the mask without assistance, then you shouldn’t be wearing a mask.

This also applies to people who are deaf or hard of hearing as they rely on lipreading to communicate. You can always opt for a transparent face shield to make it easier to communicate while still staying protected from the virus

Another important point to note is that face masks are not meant to be shared with anyone no matter how much you love the person. If you’re wearing the mask, make sure to wear it properly and also dispose it correctly!


Also read: Health DG: If Wearing Face Masks Are Made Mandatory, Offenders Will Be Fined RM1,000 Or Jailed

Page 48

Source: Reuters

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Zahid Ft Zahid Ft
News14 hours ago

Zahid Hamidi Asks Muhyiddin To Stop Complaining & Accepts The Unity Govt’s Cabinet

Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Ramidi has responded to Muhyiddin Yassin’s comment saying that the new unity government’s cabinet is the...

Hatyai Train Track Bomb Hatyai Train Track Bomb
News16 hours ago

Padang Besar – Hatyai Train Track Damaged By Homemade Bomb, Freight Train Derailed

One of the more accessible travel destinations for Malaysians is definitely going to Hatyai via train. However, it is said...

Collage 19 1 Collage 19 1
News1 day ago

“This is not PH, it’s unity govt” – PH Tells Muhyiddin to Stop Condemning PM10 Over Cabinet Lineup

Perikatan Nasional (PN)’s Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recently made it clear that he’s not a fan of the government’s cabinet...

Feat Image Gobind Declines Minister Role Feat Image Gobind Declines Minister Role
News1 day ago

Gobind Singh Reveals That He Declined PM’s Offer to Become a Minister to Focus on MP Role Instead

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday announced the Cabinet lineup for the unity government under his leadership, which included...

Feat Image Bung Moktar Disappointed Feat Image Bung Moktar Disappointed
News1 day ago

Bung Moktar Says Sabah Was ‘Marginalised’ & Lacks Representation in Anwar’s Cabinet

Following the Cabinet announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday, Barisan Nasional (BN) Sabah chairman Datuk Seri Panglima...

Feat Image Johor Autogate Ciq Feat Image Johor Autogate Ciq
News1 day ago

Singaporeans Will Now Able to Use E-Gates to Enter Malaysia Via Johor Bahru’s CIQ

The Menteri Besar (MB) of Johor, Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi has recently revealed that several measures will be implemented to...

Muhyiddin Bashes Anwars Cabinet Muhyiddin Bashes Anwars Cabinet
News2 days ago

“Most disappointing cabinet in M’sian history” – Muhyiddin Bashes Anwar’s Cabinet, M’sians Disagree

Many of us tuned in to news channels at 8pm on December 2 to watch our 10th PM, Datuk Seri...

Feat Image Kj Dr Zaliha Feat Image Kj Dr Zaliha
News2 days ago

KJ Congratulates New Health Minister, Hopes That She Will Uphold Excellent Public Health System

Khairy Jamaluddin has congratulated his successor in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Dr Zaliha Mustafa and wished her all the...


Latest Videos