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First lady Savita Kovind stitches face masks for shelter homes in Delhi

In its latest guidelines for COVID-19 management, Ministry of Home Affairs made it compulsory to wear face covers all time at work or public spaces and gatherings such as weddings or funerals.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 23, 2020 12:44:42 pm
First Lady Savita Kovind stitched face masks at Shakti Haat in the President’s Estate. (Source: ANI Photo)

Joining the fight to stem the rise of COVID-19 infections in the country, First Lady Savita Kovind on Wednesday stitched face masks at Shakti Haat in the President’s Estate. These masks will be distributed at various shelter homes of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board. The First Lady was seen covering her face with a red colour cloth mask while stitching the masks.

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Earlier in March, President Ram Nath Kovind had also pledged to donate one-month salary to PM-CARES Fund to help the nation tide over the crisis of COVID-19.

In its latest guidelines for COVID-19 management, Ministry of Home Affairs made it compulsory for everyone to wear face covers at all time at work or public spaces and gatherings such as weddings or funerals. Health experts also recommended that people should maintain social distancing and follow other precautions in addition to covering their faces.

Among the most basic ones are the cloth masks, and then come the triple-layered surgical masks and N95/N99 respirators.

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