Coronavirus: 15-year-old teen prints face shields to help fight against Covid-19

Coronavirus: 15-year-old teen prints face shields to help fight against Covid-19

- A 15-year-old boy, Jason Soldin, has come to the aid of healthcare workers by producing numerous face shields

- The grade 10 learner is using his 3D printer to assist medical professionals working in the Western Cape

- It takes him one day to print seven of the shields

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Like all children his age, Jason Soldin has been spending the lockdown indoors.

However, the 15-year-old boy hasn't merely been homeschooling and playing video games.

Jason has joined South Africa's fight against the coronavirus by producing countless face shields to aid those on the frontline.

Using a 3D printer, Jason has been producing the shields and donating them to PathCare as well as the George Hospital in the Western Cape.

George Herald reported that Jason is able to produce seven shields per day.

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The Grade 10 learner has pledged to continue providing assistance throughout the pandemic.

Jason said: "I will be printing till the demand is over."

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Jason was inspired to start the initiative as his father, Dr Ryan Soldin, works as a pathologist.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Jerry Mallo, the Nigerian man who created the first carbon fibre sports car in 2019, built a state-of-the-art ventilator as a solution to the scarcity of the equipment in the country.

It should be noted that the machine is still undergoing some technical upgrades so as to meet the world's standard on production.

When showcasing the machine, the creator said building it is necessary as there is a strong need for a kind of ventilator that is accessible and cheap.

He said that African countries have been facing the serious need to get one that is affordable in order to powerfully combat the pandemic.

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In other news, the World Health Organisation (WHO) gave the latest situation report on coronavirus cases in Africa.

In the WHO African update for Tuesday, May 5, the organisation said that the continent now has 46,500 cases and recorded death figures of 1,800.

From the table, South Africa has the highest number of cases with 7,220 and 138 death. It is followed by Algeria with 4,648 cases with the highest number of death at 465.

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