American First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday violated the mask policy declared at the National Children’s Hospital, while she took off her mask to read a children’s holiday book.
According to a CNN report, the first lady arrived in the main atrium of the hospital wearing a mask, but when she sat down in front of a tree, she took off her mask.
According to the hospital’s policy, “Everyone must wear a mask at all times in any national children’s unit to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask when entering any national children’s building, as mandated by officials from area. This includes all public places, such as the lobby and café, and wearing a mask at all times when you are around other people. “
According to CNN, the First Lady did not comment on why she took off her mask and if she received special permission to do so.
Diana Troese, a spokeswoman for National Children, referring to health regulators in Washington, DC, said: “Our number one priority at National Children’s Hospital is the safety of our patients, families and employees. According to DC Health regulations, wearing a mask is not required when a person is giving a speech or an audience, provided that no one is less than six meters from the speaker. “
“In today’s case, which was sent to our 325 patients, while the first lady took off her mask while reading a story, she was more than 12 meters away from the others in our large atrium. All the other people in that space were wearing masks. For the rest of her visit, she wore a mask, “she added.