Researchers in Mexico have designed a mask that you can wear while eating and drinking, as it only covers your nose.
Scientists from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico said in a press release that the mask ‘will help reduce infections by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus -whose main route of entry into the body is by air’ but warns that ‘they are not foreseen ‘to replace the masks’.
Researchers design nose mask you can Wear while eating
Researchers in Mexico have designed a ‘nose-only mask’ which they say protects you while eating and drinking pic.twitter.com/juzIGAhSrP
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Instead they say that the masks will help to ‘reinforce the measures’ when performing certain activities such as eating, drinking or visiting the dentist.
Dr. Acosta Altamirano said: “In this way, it will be possible to have greater protection, especially when it is difficult to maintain a healthy distance in restaurants, long-term flights or dental appointments.”
The researchers are now in talks with a company that will produce the nasal masks.