Pakistan is now making international standard COVID-19 face shields for school-going children to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in educational institutions.
A Pakistani company named ‘SEPL’, has secured European Union CE certification for producing and exporting COVID-19 face shields.
Zia Haider, who designed the face shield, noted that comprehensive consultations and discussions were held with medical experts to consider their input and guidelines in the designing process.
The face shield is made of a transparent PET sheet using indigenous technology and local resources, said the statement issued by company.
Furthermore, school administrations and principals were also approached to understand the circumstances and psyche of pupils who will be wearing these face shields.
It has been revealed that the face shield will be available at an affordable price of Rs 150 to prevent any further economic and financial burden on parents who have already been subjected to grave economic and financial repercussions of coronavirus pandemic.
The kit is re-usable and can be washed with soap and water, and hence there will be no need for multiple purchases by an individual.
The development comes as the federal government after the approval of National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has announced to reopen educational institutions across the country from September 15th, however the final decision will be made on September 7th after reviewing the COVID-19 situation.