Scientists in Mexico have created a new nose-only mask designed for people to protect themselves from Covid-19 while they eat and drink. Like most face masks, the so-called ‘eating mask’ has two straps to fasten behind each ear, but covers just the nose.
It is meant to be worn beneath a normal face mask. A Reuters video shows a woman and a man in Mexico using the eating mask while sitting outside to enjoy food and drinks.
Each of them takes off a regular mask covering the nose and mouth to reveal the smaller mast inside. The man chews on something with the eating mask on, while the woman sips on a beverage. They engage in a conversation and appear to be relaxed.
The video also shows the eating masks packaged in plastic bags for retail.
Places with face mask rules generally allow people to remove them only when they are eating and drinking.
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