VIDEO: Concerned about the amount of plastic waste being produced by disposable 3-ply face masks, the students came up with a device called XTRUDE ZERO which disinfects the face masks before turning them into a reusable multipurpose polymer pellet that can be subsequently used again in the manufacture of a wide range of plastic parts.
The Polish health minister has recommended that rules requiring the wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces should be maintained.
Poles will no longer have to wear facemasks outdoors from May 15, but will still have to maintain social distancing rules.
From May 4 shopping malls, art galleries, museums and building material and furniture stores will reopen. Hotels will be able to resume operations on May 8 but only at 50-percent capacity, and restaurants, cafes and bars on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside. May 15 will also see lifting of facemasks in public.
After developing 3D printed, biodegradable eco-mask adapters for the health service, Professor Marek Macko (right) will now turn his corn waste and proprietary blend polymer mix into adaptors for the fire service, before making them commercially available.
The Polish government has decided to activate temporary hospitals in nine Polish provinces due to the third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, the health minister announced on Wednesday.
Swapping their PPE clothing (personal protective equipment) for more elaborate costumes, the medics from Małopolska dressed up to portray well-known and obscure characters including Thumbelina, Hercules, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast as well as scenes recreated from ‘The Miser’, ‘Adventures of a Cheating Flea’ and the Polish modern fairy tale ‘Who will cheer up the unlucky Rhino?’.
Face mask regulations, raising the number of hospital beds for COVID-19 cases and the startup of a 'Stop Covid' application are among the anti-epidemic measures proposed on Wednesday in the Sejm (lower house) by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
The calculator consists of a simple questionnaire in which users are asked whether they wear a mask and about the material that it is made of, with options including cotton, linen and surgical masks. Based on this, the tool calculates the mask’s effectiveness, expressed as a percentage.