Mask Banao
Jaan Bachao

Ten minutes and a piece of cloth can save a citizen’s life. Here’s how you can challenge COVID-19.

Make a Mask
Mask Banao

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Why make a mask?

Healthy people can spread the virus.

COVID-19 infects people of all ages. Coughing, talking, or even breathing can spread virus-carrying droplets to those around you - even if you are not showing any symptoms yet.

Stay at home to avoid bringing the virus back or spreading it. If you must go out, wear a mask.

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Use homemade masks

We must save professional masks for the doctors and nurses fighting against the virus.

Masks can easily be made from materials already in your home.

Apna Mask Khud Banao

How to make a mask

Things you Need
  1. Bandana, scarf or square cotton cloth
  2. Rubber bands (or hair ties)
  3. Scissors
  1. Fold the bandana in half.
  2. Fold top down. Fold bottom up.
  3. Place rubber bands or hair ties about 15 cm apart.
  4. Fold both sides to the middle and tuck.
  5. The mask is done. Place it over your nose and mouth.

[Credit: CDC]

how to make a mask from a t-shirt
Things you Need
  1. Scissors
  2. T-shirt
  3. Tissue paper or clean cloth
  1. Cut the T-shirt in the indicated pattern.
  2. This will form a hollow ‘mask’ with two sets of straps.
  3. Take a piece of tissue paper. A clean square of cloth will also work.
  4. Place the tissue paper between the front and back of the shirt.
  5. The two upper straps will be placed behind your neck and the two lower straps will be placed at the back of your head.
  6. Tie the straps accordingly to form a mask which covers your nose and mouth.
how to make a mask from a t-shirt
Things you Need
  1. Two 25cm x 15cm rectangles of cotton fabric
  2. Two 15cm pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties)
  3. Needle and thread (or bobby pin)
  4. Scissors
  5. Sewing machine
  1. Cut out two 25-by-15-centimetre rectangles of cotton fabric. Use tightly woven cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets. T-shirt fabric will work if needed. Stack the two rectangles; you will sew the mask as if it was a single piece of fabric.
  2. Fold over the long sides about 6 mm and hem them. Then fold the double layer of fabric over 1cm along the short sides and stitch down.
  3. Run a 15-centimetre length of elastic through the wider hem on each side of the mask. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle or a bobby pin to thread it through. Tie the ends tight. Don't have elastic? Use hair ties or elastic head bands. If you only have string, you can make the ties longer and tie the mask behind your head.
  4. Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Gather the sides of the mask on the elastic and adjust so the mask fits your face. Then securely stitch the elastic in place to keep it from slipping.

[Credit: CDC]

how to make a mask from a t-shirt
How to store your clean face mask

It is recommended that you make two face masks so you can wear one, while the other is washed and dried.

  1. Take any plastic bag at home
  2. Clean it thoroughly with soap and water
  3. Let it dry well on both sides
  4. Keep your extra clean face cover in this clean bag
  5. Keep it sealed well
  6. Now you can rotate your face masks for daily use
how to store a face mask

You are as safe as your parosi

This includes the Doodh Wala who makes that delicious meethi lassi.
The Kachray Waala who makes sure your house doesn’t start smelling.
And the Sabzi Wala who sells those fresh red tomatoes.
In short, we are not just talking about the friendly parosi next door.

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Masks stop the spread.

Scientific studies show masks reduce the spread of virus-carrying droplets. Masks are mandatory in many places: from Karachi and Balochistan to Singapore, Vietnam, and Czechia.

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Aao Hum Bhi Banayein

It’s on you to save  your self
 save  your family
 save  your neighbors
 save  your country.


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