The Coronavirus crisis has caught the whole world by surprise. Currently, there are over one million people infected and some countries’ health systems are on the verge of collapse.
The World Health Organization has published several guidelines for stopping the transmission of the disease, among the most important, washing hands properly, staying at home as much as possible, and wearing a mask if you need to leave your house.
Please, follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization published here.
Why Wearing Surgical Masks Matters?
Surgical masks prevent the dispersion of droplets when sneezing or coughing. This is important for slowing down the expansion of the virus, which travels with these droplets between organisms. Keep in mind that you may be infected or have suffered from Coronavirus without even noticing. You can find more information on this page.
Homemade Surgical Masks
The expansion of the virus has led to a shortage of protective equipment for the general population. Basic equipment such as gloves, protective gowns, shields, or surgical masks are missing in most of the countries, sometimes not being available for the medical professionals either.
Most of the countries recommend using surgical masks. As these are hard to find or even not available in pharmacies, we would like to show you how to sew your own surgical masks at home and, moreover, give you some extra tips.
Please remember that these surgical masks are not suitable for professional use if you are a Medical or Nursing specialist and they are only recommended for the general population.
This coronavirus crisis is a battle that we need to fight united and with respect to everybody else.
Please stay home, wash your hands often and thoroughly, and use a face mask whenever you leave your home.