DIY masks: how to protect yourself from coronavirus at home
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow at a relatively high level around the world, healthcare professionals as well as the general population face a serious shortage of medical equipment.
In light of this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has explained how anyone can make a simple cloth facial mask at home to protect themselves and their loved ones. However, it doesn’t have to jump into a shopping spree.
To make a DIY face mask, look around the house and find an old scarf, bandana, hand towel or even an old T-shirt to make the face mask.
Take the piece of fabric and fold it in the middle from the bottom, fold it in the middle from the top, fold it again in the middle from the bottom and again from the top.
Add two elastic bands on each side. Then you fold the other side in the middle and the facial mask is ready to use!
Here is the video showing the process:
Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) said there is no need to wear masks unless the person is sick or taking care of patients with coronavirus.
At a press conference, the executive director of the WHO emergency program, Dr Mike Ryan, said that there was “no specific evidence suggesting that masks were worn by the mass population has a potential benefit. “
“In fact, there is evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly,” said the director. “There is also the problem that we have a massive global shortage. “