Make your own mask at home

Published : 15 Sep 2020, 14:32

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As of 15 September 2020, more than 29,459,649 people were sickened or killed by Covid-19 or coronavirus worldwide, according to the Worlometer.

However, a significant percentage of infected individuals have healed, and many infected individuals may or may not have symptoms, but will not be hospitalized.

It's a virus, after all, as the normal flu. And, like common influenza, most antibodies are made and overcome.

Normal and comprehensive handwashing/sanitation and antiviral safety mask in crowded public areas are two effective methods to protect and prepare during the spread of Covid-19.

"Public spaces packed" means to the Dhakaians almost immediately after the front door has passed.

With a globally insufficient face mask, here's a simple and convenient way for you and your family to create two single-use face masks. The approach was developed by Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital University.

The method reaches 90% of the filtering efficiency of Surgical Masks in the absence of a mask, according to Shenzhen Hospital.

Let’s see how making your own face mask can be carried out.

Materials needed 

•    2 sheets of paper towels

•    1 sheet of Kleenex (tissue paper)

•    4 feet of elastic string

•    Masking tape

•    2 Plastic-coated wires

•    A hole puncher

•    Scissors


Double up the two paper towels (place one over the other).

Place the tissue paper on top of the paper towels to form 3 layers, and then cut in half to form two long rectangles

Tape shut the short ends of the two rectangle portions by wrapping tape from front to back.

Punch two holes on both ends of the taped sides

Tape the plastic-coated wire to the paper towel side, at the bottom quarter center of the rectangle. (This part will be used to adjust the mask over the nose)

Cut the elastic string into 8 even parts (6 inches each)

Tie the strings through the four holes, adjusting the knots to fit around the ear

Mask is worn across the face secured with top and bottom elastic bands (two each) onto the ear.

As always, stay tuned here on the blog for more health updates and tips and tricks.


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