Cops to impart mask-making skills

Cops to impart mask-making skills

Minna Zutshi

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 3

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General’s opening remarks during media briefing on April 1 have once again brought focus on use of face masks to combat Covid-19.

“The WHO continues to gather all available evidence and evaluate potential use of masks more broadly to control Covid-19 transmission at community level. This is still a very new virus and we are learning all the time. As pandemic evolves, so does the evidence and so do our advice,” reads the statement.

Keeping in view the advice of the WHO, the Ludhiana (Rural) Police have taken two initiatives. The first initiative includes training women to make masks and the second initiative pertains to teach villagers the art of making masks.

Ludhiana (Rural) Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni said masks made at home can be a viable option for majority of people who do not have access to good quality masks. “Experts have declared that if 80 per cent people start using mask, chances of Covid-19 spread become very less.”

The police have started providing training to women in Jagraon. These master trainers will further train other women. Even help of NGOs is being taken. “Most people do not know how to use mask. Never use reverse side of mask. It is the worst mistake and a potentially dangerous one,” said Soni.

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