Do you need to wear a medical mask indoors? Only if you’re ill.
One, in particular, grabbed headlines after it was reported you could be fined AED1,000 for not wearing a mask indoors. And people understandably questioned who the new regulations applied to.
Now, government news agency WAM has clarified by clearly detailing WHO needs to wear a mask indoors -the ruling relates to people with chronic illness and those suffering from cold and flu symptoms only.
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) March 29, 2020
“AED1,000 for not wearing medical masks indoors by individuals suffering from chronic diseases, and those showing cold and flu symptoms, or failing to maintain social distancing.”