- Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Coomson, a medical superintendent at Essam Government Hospital has innovated a simple face mask in protection against COVID-19
- The doctor explains that the face shield was made of transparent rubber, foam, glue and elastic band, and can be made by anyone
- The medical officer's innovation gathered both positive and negative reactions on social media
A Ghanaian medical doctor identified as Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Coomson has created a simple full-face mask that serves as an effective protective shield against COVID-19.
The report was sighted by Legit.ng on the official Facebook handle of Nhyira 104.5 FM, in which it was revealed that the medical officer serves in a large capacity as a medical superintendent at Essam Government Hospital.
According to the renowned doctor, the face shield was made of transparent rubber, foam, glue and elastic band, and can be made by everyone who wishes to.
Ghana has currently confirmed 287 cases of the novel coronavirus with a total of five people dying from the disease so far, as of April 7, 2020.
Many people have been trying to find different solutions that can help contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country and this creativity by the doctor is the latest.
The amazing story gathered several positive reactions online. Wilson Osei-Gyeabour praised the innovation but seemed angry that it might not go far:
Obeng Joseph looked rather unhappy that the doctor was making face mask innovations. According to him, the doctor needs to produce vaccines and not masks:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that as the world struggles against coronavirus with a short supply of medical supplies, an unnamed talented young Nigerian man rose up to the challenge by creating a ventilator.
In a video shared by a Twitter user with the handle @skyman_i2, the Nigerian explains how his invention works. He also showed the different components that made it up.
Most especially, the inventor pointed out how the machine can be regulated through a switch.
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