- Face masks that allow for lip-reading have been created by a deaf couple in Indonesia
- According to the Muslim Council of Hong Kong on Twitter, the couple who created the masks are tailors
- As expected, reactions have trailed the invention of the couple
A deaf husband and wife in Indonesia have reportedly created special face masks that will enable hearing-impaired people to lip-read amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, the use of face masks has been on the rise globally. With the invention by the deaf couple, others like them are now being considered in the production of safety kits as the pandemic continues.
A Twitter user identified as That Freaky Alien said she loves the invention.
She, however, added: "I was also told tho that many deaf people (mostly those born deaf) might not be able to lip read. At least in English. Idk if this is true. But I've had people say that to me. Grew up with deaf and partially deaf classmates and teachers."
Another user with the handle @kingoeioeioei responded: "Okay but if it was needed by the deaf couple what made it, don't you think it's useful to someone at least? Just because everyone can't use it doesn't mean it isn't helping."
Below are other reactions:
In other news, a Nigerian market woman has lamented the situation of things in the country amid COVID-19 pandemic and wondered why she would sit at home when she doesn't have a husband to support her.
The woman, who said her husband is late, called on the federal government to support her because things are hard.
According to her, she decided to face her business instead of begging like others in her shoe currently do.
Legit TV spoke with the woman who sells yam and plantain, and she made it known that some of her children are unemployed despite going to school.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a corps member serving in Anambra, Ifere Samuel, donated his April allowance to the state government as his own support for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Samuel made the donation with other corps members from Dunukofia and Aguata local government areas who presented sanitisers, hand wash and 1,500 facemasks to the state.
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