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Cuba: Cojimar local fashions coronavirus masks from women's bras03:45

Cuba: Cojimar local fashions coronavirus masks from women's bras

Cuba, Cojimar
April 03, 2020 at 21:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Idania Espanola, 62-year-old local of Havana's Cojimar, explained on camera on Friday, how she came up with the ingenious idea of sewing face masks out of women's bras as a protection against coronavirus.

Footage shows Espanola bent over her sewing machine, where she spends hours on end to sew masks for whoever needs them, amid a situation where all citizens of the island are required to wear facemasks in public.

She explained, "The idea started when materials started running out. There are no textiles, they are scarce. So, my family, friends and neighbours, we all need masks, masks are very important. It's one of the main forms of protection that we have."

"Us women are very ingenious and we designed one [face mask] out of a bra. Bras have protection also because of their protection for the breasts, and we can use this so that the virus doesn't get in. And that's where it started from. At first, I made one for my granddaughter and then for my daughter and my nephews and my friends," said Espanola.

"I got this inspiration because I imagined it would be a good fit on the nose and the mouth. Then the lightbulb flicked on in my head, and someone said, "This is a good idea!" From there I started doing it because people said it was great and everyone loved it," she added.

According to reports, Cuba has over 260 recorded coronavirus cases. Six of them resulted in deaths. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 1,090,000. Over 58,000 have resulted in deaths.

Cuba: Cojimar local fashions coronavirus masks from women's bras03:45
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Idania Espanola, 62-year-old local of Havana's Cojimar, explained on camera on Friday, how she came up with the ingenious idea of sewing face masks out of women's bras as a protection against coronavirus.

Footage shows Espanola bent over her sewing machine, where she spends hours on end to sew masks for whoever needs them, amid a situation where all citizens of the island are required to wear facemasks in public.

She explained, "The idea started when materials started running out. There are no textiles, they are scarce. So, my family, friends and neighbours, we all need masks, masks are very important. It's one of the main forms of protection that we have."

"Us women are very ingenious and we designed one [face mask] out of a bra. Bras have protection also because of their protection for the breasts, and we can use this so that the virus doesn't get in. And that's where it started from. At first, I made one for my granddaughter and then for my daughter and my nephews and my friends," said Espanola.

"I got this inspiration because I imagined it would be a good fit on the nose and the mouth. Then the lightbulb flicked on in my head, and someone said, "This is a good idea!" From there I started doing it because people said it was great and everyone loved it," she added.

According to reports, Cuba has over 260 recorded coronavirus cases. Six of them resulted in deaths. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 1,090,000. Over 58,000 have resulted in deaths.

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