Make your own Disposable Face Mask
Panic buying has resulted in a shortage of face masks, not only for private individuals, but also health care professionals, so here's how you can make your own face mask.
Panic buying at pharmacies and chemists around the country has resulted in a shortage of face masks. The shortage not only affects private individuals like you and me, but also health care professionals. In light of this, here's how you can make your own disposable face mask.
YOU WILL NEED:
A roll of kitchen paper towels
Couple of elastic bands
1. Break off one or more paper towels.
2. Fold the towel over to make pleats (folds) in the paper towel.
3. Fold up so that you can grip one end of the paper towel. Fold over the elastic band and staple in place. Repeat for the other side.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Now you have a disposable face mask that you can wear when shopping or need to go out in public. Or even to wear around the home as an added security measure.
Do keep in mind that any face mask won't protect you from contracting the virus, but it will offer some protection.
Only use the face mask once, and for no more than 3 to 4 hours before replacing with a new mask