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Citizens make hundreds of face shields per day for Limassol Hospital

Citizens have turned their houses into small workshops to make face shields for the medical staff of Limassol Hospital using 3D printing technology, the CNA reports.

Meanwhile, the emergency response team of the Ypsonas Municipality is also printing similar masks, contributing to the effort.

The initiative kicked off 15 days ago via social media, where people came together offering their 3D printers, and companies joined the effort by providing the necessary materials.

A member of the team who wished to remain anonymous told CNA that the relevant file for the 3D printing was distributed to all the volunteers, the numbers of whom increase by the day.  

He said that at the moment there are more than 70 volunteers and about 100 printers in constant operation, with production reaching 500 face shields per day, which get delivered to Limassol Hospital after they are disinfected.

Shields will also be delivered to Larnaca Hospital, as after today’s batch the team is expecting to have fully covered the needs of Limassol Hospital. 

As regards a similar effort based at Ypsonas Municipality, the mayor Pantelis Georgiou said that volunteers in the past 10 days have been making more than 100 face shields daily.

The Ypsonas team make their shields by hand which are then delivered to Limassol Hospital.

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