Coronavirus in Argentina | From today the use of homemade chinstrap is compulsory in the province of Buenos Aires


Starting today is required use homemade chinstraps in the province of Buenos Aires. Who travels in transport public or private, enter shops or to offices of attention to the public the nose and the mouth will have to be covered to avoid possible contagions of coronavirus.

As in the City of Buenos Aires, the sale of professional chinstraps (N95) is restricted, which will be destined for health professionals. This will ensure the supply of the devices for doctors.

The governor Axel Kicillof He said last week when announcing the mandatory use of homemade chinstrap that must cover the nose and mouth. It must be placed by those who circulate on public transport or also on private transport, when there are two or more people.

Also those who go to closed spaces with public access, such as offices and commercial premises. It is also recommends its use in any other area different from those foreseen.

From the Province they recommended the manufacture of devices homemade to reserve professionals for health workers, who are more exposed to the possibility of infection. “Let’s use home devices and let’s reserve the chinstraps for health workers “, the government of Buenos Aires published on Twitter.

The provincial Ministry of Health indicated that the objective is to reduce possible COVID-19 infections at a time of year when they begin to lower temperatures. “The cold is coming and many people are going to be sneezing and coughing, the droplets (of saliva) can go up to seven meters,” said Daniel Gollán.

In this way, the Province joins other districts in which this measure had already been taken, such as the City of Buenos Aires, Neuquén, La Rioja, Misiones, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Salta and Catamarca, among others.

Step by step, how to make a homemade chinstrap

To make a homemade chinstrap it is necessary that be clean the place where it will be made. You need a clean cotton cloth or handkerchief or allow to breathe. Also a pair of hair bands or nylon stockings and a coffee filter or kitchen napkin.

As Diego Poggi shows before starting you have to handwashing with soap and water or wash with alcohol gel. First you have to open and stretch on the table the handkerchief or cloth with which you are going to make the homemade chinstrap, and fold it at least three times.

At the last fold you add a napkin or filter in the middle and fold it again, so that there is a rectangle. Then it is placed a jelly bean on each side, which can be hair, or also a cut stocking. Each end is folded to the center, placed one on top of the other, and you’re ready to use.

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