Coronavirus Couture: Personalized Face Masks Around the World

World | Associated Press | April 21, 2020, 11:38 am
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 A man wears a protective face mask as he walks on the street in Dili, East Timor. (Image: Reuters)
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A man wears a protective face mask as he walks on the street in Dili, East Timor. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman wears a protective face mask while commuting by boat, at the Chao Phraya river during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman wears a protective face mask while commuting by boat, at the Chao Phraya river during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man uses a face mask at a bus station, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Santiago, Chile. (Image: Reuters)
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A man uses a face mask at a bus station, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Santiago, Chile. (Image: Reuters)

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 A funeral worker wears a face mask with an illustration of Jesus, outside Los Ceibos hospital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Image: Reuters)
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A funeral worker wears a face mask with an illustration of Jesus, outside Los Ceibos hospital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Leader of Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) party, Giorgia Meloni, wears a mask in the colors of the Italian flag as she attends a session of the Italian Parliament in Rome. (Image: AP)
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Leader of Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) party, Giorgia Meloni, wears a mask in the colors of the Italian flag as she attends a session of the Italian Parliament in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A sub-Saharan migrant from Congo DRC poses for a portrait with a face mask that she sewed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in her atelier in Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)
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A sub-Saharan migrant from Congo DRC poses for a portrait with a face mask that she sewed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in her atelier in Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)

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 A man uses a plastic bag as a mask amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Srinagar. (Image: Reuters)
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A man uses a plastic bag as a mask amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Srinagar. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man wears a sign saying
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A man wears a sign saying "Liberty!" stapled to his mask as hundreds gather to protest against the state's extended stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Capitol building in Olympia, Washington, US. (Image: Reuters)

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 Yang Guangyu, 54, a local barber working in his shop at a blocked residential area, wears his handmade mask assembled from a water bottle, mask and a plastic pipe, as he works after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan. (Image: Reuters)
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Yang Guangyu, 54, a local barber working in his shop at a blocked residential area, wears his handmade mask assembled from a water bottle, mask and a plastic pipe, as he works after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman wearing a mask poses for a photo on her way to the supermarket, on day nine of the
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A woman wearing a mask poses for a photo on her way to the supermarket, on day nine of the "circuit breaker" measures to curb the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 An activist, wearing a protective mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, protests against an initiative to tighten the nation's abortion rules in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland. (Image: Reuters)
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An activist, wearing a protective mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, protests against an initiative to tighten the nation's abortion rules in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman poses as she wears a customized face mask made by seamstress Eva Maria da Conceicao at her home during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman poses as she wears a customized face mask made by seamstress Eva Maria da Conceicao at her home during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man poses as he wears a customized face mask made by seamstress Eva Maria da Conceicao at her home during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Belo Horizonte, Brazi. (Image: Reuters)
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A man poses as he wears a customized face mask made by seamstress Eva Maria da Conceicao at her home during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Belo Horizonte, Brazi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A lawmaker wearing protective gear attends a session at Congress' Plurinational Legislative Assembly in La Paz, Bolivia. (Image: AP)
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A lawmaker wearing protective gear attends a session at Congress' Plurinational Legislative Assembly in La Paz, Bolivia. (Image: AP)

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 An Indonesian soldier wears face mask as he and his team man a checkpoint during the large-scale restriction imposed by the local government to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)
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An Indonesian soldier wears face mask as he and his team man a checkpoint during the large-scale restriction imposed by the local government to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 A man wears a face mask with a smile, to protect himself from the spread of the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: AP)
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A man wears a face mask with a smile, to protect himself from the spread of the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: AP)

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 Saadia Alwahab poses for a portrait with a face mask sewed by sub-Saharan migrants to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in an atelier in Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)
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Saadia Alwahab poses for a portrait with a face mask sewed by sub-Saharan migrants to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in an atelier in Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)

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 A hairdresser wears a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, as he shaves a customer's head at a barber shop in Dakar, Senegal. (Image: AP)
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A hairdresser wears a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, as he shaves a customer's head at a barber shop in Dakar, Senegal. (Image: AP)

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 A traveler wears a mask during the coronavirus pandemic while waiting for a ride after arriving at Denver International Airport. (Image: AP)
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A traveler wears a mask during the coronavirus pandemic while waiting for a ride after arriving at Denver International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Drew Grande wears a protective mask over of concerns about the coronavirus outside his home in Cranston. (Image: AP)
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Drew Grande wears a protective mask over of concerns about the coronavirus outside his home in Cranston. (Image: AP)

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 Mariam Mbula, a sub-Saharan migrant from Congo DRC poses for a portrait with a face mask that she sewed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in her atelier in Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)
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Mariam Mbula, a sub-Saharan migrant from Congo DRC poses for a portrait with a face mask that she sewed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in her atelier in Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)

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 A taxi driver sits on his motorcycle as he wears a face mask to protect himself from the spread of the new coronavirus, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Image: AP)
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A taxi driver sits on his motorcycle as he wears a face mask to protect himself from the spread of the new coronavirus, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Image: AP)

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 A woman picks an embroidery mask at a fashion studio in Hanoi, Vietnam. The collection of face masks adorned with Vietnamese hand-stitched embroideries was created as the world is fighting against the new coronavirus. (Image: AP)
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A woman picks an embroidery mask at a fashion studio in Hanoi, Vietnam. The collection of face masks adorned with Vietnamese hand-stitched embroideries was created as the world is fighting against the new coronavirus. (Image: AP)

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 Red Cross volunteer Katherine Campbell Hudson wears her face mask as she visits tornado damaged residences in this south Prentiss, Miss., neighbourhood. (Image: AP)
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Red Cross volunteer Katherine Campbell Hudson wears her face mask as she visits tornado damaged residences in this south Prentiss, Miss., neighbourhood. (Image: AP)

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 A resident, wearing a protective face mask, waits to be served at a soup kitchen during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus at Fuerte Apache, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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A resident, wearing a protective face mask, waits to be served at a soup kitchen during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus at Fuerte Apache, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Bonnie Milford walks to her car after work at National Fuel Gas in Erie. Milford was wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
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Bonnie Milford walks to her car after work at National Fuel Gas in Erie. Milford was wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19. "My sister made the mask for me," said Milford. (Image: AP)

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 Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wears a face mask as he visits a production site on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, where the school is manufacturing personal protection equipment for hospitals in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (Image: AP)
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wears a face mask as he visits a production site on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, where the school is manufacturing personal protection equipment for hospitals in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (Image: AP)

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 A police officer wears a mouth mask with crowns on it prior to the visit of Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to the Regional Hospital Center in Liege, Belgium, during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. (Image: AP)
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A police officer wears a mouth mask with crowns on it prior to the visit of Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to the Regional Hospital Center in Liege, Belgium, during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. (Image: AP)

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 Junko Ota, director-general of the Association for Community Development of Lifelong Learning, shows off handmade face masks named
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Junko Ota, director-general of the Association for Community Development of Lifelong Learning, shows off handmade face masks named "Sukamas (Yokosuka mask)" to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 Jeanette Vizguerra wears a face mask during a car protest calling for the release of detainees at the GEO Immigration Detention Center because of the dangers posed by the new coronavirus in Denver. . (Image: AP)
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Jeanette Vizguerra wears a face mask during a car protest calling for the release of detainees at the GEO Immigration Detention Center because of the dangers posed by the new coronavirus in Denver. . (Image: AP)

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 Gov. Wanda Vazquez, wearing a protective face mask, announces the cancellation of all contracts awarded to people and companies whose names have been publicized as part of a local and federal investigation into the intended purchase of new coronavirus testing kits, at a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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Gov. Wanda Vazquez, wearing a protective face mask, announces the cancellation of all contracts awarded to people and companies whose names have been publicized as part of a local and federal investigation into the intended purchase of new coronavirus testing kits, at a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 Masked members of the Association for Community Development of Lifelong Learning, show off handmade face masks in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. (Image: AP)
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Masked members of the Association for Community Development of Lifelong Learning, show off handmade face masks in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 People with protective masks leave a home improvement store in Saalfelden, Austrian province of Salzburg. (Image: AP)
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People with protective masks leave a home improvement store in Saalfelden, Austrian province of Salzburg. (Image: AP)

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 Women's rights activists, wearing masks against the spread of the coronavirus, protest against a draft law tightening Poland's strict anti-abortion law near the parliament that was debating the draft law, in Warsaw, Poland. (Image: AP)
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Women's rights activists, wearing masks against the spread of the coronavirus, protest against a draft law tightening Poland's strict anti-abortion law near the parliament that was debating the draft law, in Warsaw, Poland. (Image: AP)

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 A masked member of the Association for Community Development of Lifelong Learning, make a face mask in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. (Image: AP)
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A masked member of the Association for Community Development of Lifelong Learning, make a face mask in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 A woman wears a protective face mask amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, take part in a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Image: AP)
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A woman wears a protective face mask amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, take part in a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Image: AP)

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