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    How to Make Covid-19 Face Masks at Home

    The world is facing a lot of issues at this moment. One of the biggest issues in the world is the outbreak of a deadly virus known as Covid-19 that has taken the shape of a global pandemic. The virus has taken majority of the countries in its range, causing thousands of deaths and millions of reported cases. The world needs to start taking this outbreak seriously. 

    The virus was first emerged in China. It spread rapidly all around the world causing several deaths. It finally made all World Health Organization very cautious and each country warned their people about it and gave precautions. The virus is spreading rapidly through breaths, saliva, and physical contact. One of the main precautionary measures of Covid-19 is to practice social distancing, don’t step out of your house unnecessarily, use face masks and hand sanitizers at all time. People are told to stay at least 6 feet away from each other in a public place. Public gatherings are banned and people are not allowed to step out of the house without an actual cause. 

    How to Make Covid-19 Face Masks at Home

    The World Health Organization recommended the public to wear masks at all time to ensure public safety. People over the age of 60 are strictly recommended to wear all safety gadgets like masks, white protective suits, use sanitizers and practice social distancing. 

    At this time of crisis, the doctors, paramedics, hospital staff, and nurses are the ones who are playing the role of front line soldiers for us. These people are risking everything to ensure to keep the world safe. There are many times that white protective suits, masks and other important safety gadgets are short and that is the time that we need to make our best to ensure the supply of these gadgets to the heroes. 

    Home-Made Masks

    For people who aren’t able to buy disposable masks every time they step out of the house, we have good news. You can now make your own masks at home. CDCC also recommended to wear cloth masks in public places to avoid maximum amount of germs. This will help slow the speed of virus being spread. WHO recommended that the people who are making face masks at home needs to keep the following factors in mind;

    The number of layers and the fabric being used to make the mask. 
    The fabric used should be breathable to avoid shortness of breath.
    The quality of the fabric being used should be water-repellent. 
    The shape of the mask must fit the face perfectly. 

    WHO also ensured that correct fit of the mask?
    The mask should consists of several layers.
    It should be tied to the ear loops. 
    It should be fitted to the face not allowing germs to go in.
    Should not be difficult for breathing. 
    Should be washable and easy to clean in order to reuse. 

    As per the WHO, face masks should not be given to children who are younger than 2 years. They should not be given to people who have breathing problems, or are unconscious. People who are unable to remove the masks themselves should not be wearing them.

    Other precautions also include each individual washing their hands for at least 20 seconds with soaps that kill germs before touching and putting on their face masks. On the other hand, if soap and water is unavailable, use hand sanitizers before putting the mask on your face. People are also recommended to avoid touching the outside later of the mask in public, if so, wash the mask once you’re home. 

    How to make masks at home

    There are two methods for making masks at home. The first is no sewing method. You don’t need a sewing machine, thread or needle to make these masks at home. All you need to make this mask is;
    T-shirt.
    Scissors.
    Measuring tape.

    A link is given below to understand and see the procedure in a visual form. 

    For the second method you will be needing;
    Square cotton cloth.
    Scissors.
    Measuring tape/ ruler.
    Rubber bands.

    The below given link will give you a visual representation of how to make the mask at home. 

    If you want to have a sewn cloth face mask made at home, here is what you will need;

    Light woven cotton fabric.
    Lightweight fusible interfacing fabric. 
    Two pieces of elastic. 
    Pencil.
    Scissors.
    Ruler.
    Paper.
    Sewing machine. 
    Sewing kit.

    Conclusion

    In this global pandemic, make sure to know that your safety isn’t compromised. Stay safe, follow the precautions told by the CDCC and WHO. Stay clean, use sanitizers, use face masks and make sure to practice social distancing as much as you can. Keep yourself safe so you can keep your loved ones safe.

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