Kids under the age of 2 should not wear masks as they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical team said, starting an urgent appeal to parents since the nation reopens in the coronavirus catastrophe.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raised a state of crisis to Tokyo and four remaining regions on Monday following the number of diseases dropped across Japan, but cautioned that it might be reimposed when the virus began spreading again.
To avoid the virus spread, wellness specialists worldwide are advocating people wear masks when it’s hard to keep social distancing as nations loosen restrictions following coronavirus shutdowns.
However, the Japan Pediatric Association has cautioned parents whose masks are too insecure for babies.
“Masks can make breathing hard because babies have narrow air passages,” which raises the weight in their hearts, the association said, adding that sprays also increase the possibility of heatstroke in their opinion.
“Let us prevent the usage of masks for kids under 2-years-old,” the association said in a note on its site.
It stated that there have been very few severe coronavirus instances among children and most children became contaminated from relatives, with hardly any outbreaks at universities or daycare centers.