Coronavirus: multipurpose masks are produced

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The outbreak of coronavirus disease has put medical authorities around the world to work.

Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been thinking of helping citizens to prevent being infected by the deadly virus by producing multi-use masks.

According to local media reports, the new face masks can be reused up to 70 times. The project was led by the university and the Hong Kong Textile and Clothing Research Institute.

Researchers are working to develop a new antibacterial material that can be used in various textile products, including face masks.

They are producing samples, which we hope to be ready by Monday. Once the samples are ready, the teams can evaluate if they are ready for public distribution.


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