A consultant pediatrics and neonatology at the Gulf Medical and Diabetes Center, Dr. Donia Al-Hashemi, revealed that all children are susceptible to infection with the virus that causes (Covid-19), noting that the percentage of children who get sick when infected with it is less than what was observed in adults.
Al-Hashemi said that most children develop mild symptoms or do not develop any symptoms at all, as it is possible in the event of infection that symptoms of gastroenteritis may appear, such as vomiting and diarrhea, unlike adults who may have symptoms of pneumonia such as coughing and difficulty breathing.
They have children at the age of two years, pointing out that this task is somewhat difficult because they are not aware of health advice and advice, and it is also difficult to restrict them, so parents should avoid taking them to crowded places and avoid family meetings, especially with multiple families, because children do not know Handling masks, so you must exercise caution and follow the necessary precautions.
As for children who suffer from seasonal diseases, Dr. Al-Hashemi indicated in her statement that parents must adhere to monthly checks for children who suffer from respiratory diseases, and a monthly examination may protect them from any severe symptoms if they are infected with the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
And she called for children to be taught to clean hands, sterilize and not touch things in public places through fun and interesting methods in order to establish information and become more committed, such as their participation while washing hands and talking to them about the harms of the virus in a simple way.