A new type of washable mask is on sale at a pharmacy in Paris. Researchers around the world are trying to develop reusable masks and filters. Photo: EPA-EFE A new type of washable mask is on sale at a pharmacy in Paris. Researchers around the world are trying to develop reusable masks and filters. Photo: EPA-EFE
A new type of washable mask is on sale at a pharmacy in Paris. Researchers around the world are trying to develop reusable masks and filters. Photo: EPA-EFE

Researchers are working on reusable face masks to protect against coronavirus

  • With protective gear in short supply, teams from China to Israel are trying to develop masks that can withstand repeated use
  • Nanofibre product made in Hong Kong has virus filtration efficiency of 90 per cent and is said to be 10 times more breathable than N95 respirators

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A new type of washable mask is on sale at a pharmacy in Paris. Researchers around the world are trying to develop reusable masks and filters. Photo: EPA-EFE A new type of washable mask is on sale at a pharmacy in Paris. Researchers around the world are trying to develop reusable masks and filters. Photo: EPA-EFE
A new type of washable mask is on sale at a pharmacy in Paris. Researchers around the world are trying to develop reusable masks and filters. Photo: EPA-EFE
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