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Mask not required for children below 5: Govt issues revised Covid guidelines

New Delhi, Jan 20: Use of antivirals or monoclonal antibodies is not recommended for those less than 18 years of age, irrespective of severity of Covid infection, and if steroids are used, they should be tapered over 10 to 14 days, subject to clinical improvement, the government said on Thursday. In the ‘Revised Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children and Adolescents (below 18 years)’, the health ministry also said that masks are not recommended for children aged five years and below.

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