ROME – 11 million face masks for students and school personnel

Italy will be “the only country in the world to provide 11 million face masks to students and school personnel”, said Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza.

The minister underlined that surgical masks will be provided,and that their use will be “mandatory when people are moving around” but can be removed “when students are at their desks listening to the teacher”.

Children under the age of 6 will not be required to wear face masks when at school.

Speranza also urged young people to respect anti-coronavirus measures, noting, in particular, that the average age of people infected with COVID-19 now lies at 29 years of age and has been “constantly descending”.

(Alessandro Follis |

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