Ms. Farhat, a Self Help Group member working at Koel Apparel Park, Palamu, Jharkhand. Women’s self-help groups (SHGs) have come to the fore as foot soldiers in India’s fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus). So far, more than 19 million masks have been produced by some 20,000 SHGs across 27 Indian states. Photo Credit: Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (For illustration purpose only)
From time to time, the world faces strange epidemics no less dangerous than the plague and cholera, SARS-CoV. Today it is exposed to a new virus and a threat called Corona.
As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus continues to increase in the United Kingdom, a virus expert has revealed why additional steps are required when it comes to textiles to help protect against spreading.
We are all concerned, each according to its capabilities, to tackle this dangerous phenomenon.
We all wear ready-to-wear clothes and we use home furnishings in public places, such as transportation, woven and non-woven, knitted and braid fabrics. And these textile products, if they were treated in any way: chemical, thermal, biological, structural would have been reduced, even to prevent infection with the Corona virus, from the infected person to others, or the surrounding environment, but had the fabrics and clothing been treated against the viruses, they would have decreased cases of infection and transmission of the virus, pending the establishment of a drug and a cure to completely get rid of the Corona virus. Continue reading The Role of Textile Products in Fighting the COVID-19