Watch this video from the Czech Republic explaining why this works. It explains why in more detail, but this single phrase perfectly captures why we should do this and make it mandatory in South Africa:
And remember, I protect you, and you protect me!
Make your own mask- all you need is a t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and some time. Make one for yourself and for your neighbour. If you have the time, make extra to share with your community or donate to a NGO or your local Community Action Group (CAN).
Our ICT4D kicked off this initiative at VPUU, made a few for themselves and quickly headed out to the Lotus Park Neighbourhood Centre where we work to show staff how to make these!