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Health Ministry team recommends indoor masks, holds off on 5th vaccine

Amid fears of a renewed COVID-19 wave, a team advising the Health Ministry recommends that the public resume wearing face masks indoors, especially in gatherings.

It was reported earlier that the ministry recommendation may be made for elderly and at-risk people, but the advisory team didn’t make such a distinction.

The team doesn’t recommend rolling out a fifth vaccine dose yet, saying this will be weighed again in accordance with morbidity rates.

The team recommends allowing anyone over the age of five to receive a booster shot. It adds a recommendation that health care workers be required to be triple-vaccinated.

The recommendations will be presented to the Health Ministry director general for approval.

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