Masks no longer mandatory in UAE schools

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Wearing a facemask has been made optional in educational institutions in the UAE.

The move is in line with the latest changes to the COVID-19 protocols announced by the government.

In a special media briefing on Monday, authorities announced that people will be required to wear a mask only in places of worship, medical facilities and on public transport, from Wednesday, September 28.

Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) also confirmed that masks will no longer be mandatory for private schools, early childhood centres, universities and training institutes.

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