Use Face Masks to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus
Staff members at DAPP Dowa Teacher Training College are producing protective cloth face masks to be distributed to staff members and their families at the institution.
The development comes amid the viral Covid-19 pandemic which is spread through contact with droplets from mouth or nose of people who contracted the virus. As such, as one way of reducing the risk of contracting or spreading the virus, the use of face masks is being encouraged.
“As of 1 June 2020 we have managed to sow 687 pieces of facemasks. The materials are being supplied by DAPP National Headquarters Office and we will continue making the masks for all staff members and their families. So to make these masks we are using cotton cloths with a breathable stiff material inside,” explained Martha Mustafa a Tailoring Instructor at under DAPP Dowa TTC Tailoring Satellite Centre.
Apart from encouraging the use of face masks, the institution has also secured placement of hand washing facilities around the premises.
The college is currently closed with student teachers at home following the closure of schools and colleges by the Government of Malawi after the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic.