Olympic Champion sews face masks to fight Covid-19

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Olympic Champion sews face masks to fight Covid-19

Mar 30, 2020 16:04 IST

Spain's 2004 Olympic gold medalist Iker Martinez decided to help his local hospital by making face masks and has been producing them since Thursday. Martinez, who won gold and silver for Spain in 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games in sailing ordered a sewing machine and on his first day made 25 face masks that were taken for sterilisation and later sent to the hospital for usage. With more than 80,000 registered Covid-19 positive cases, Spain has struggled to handle the situation and the shortage in healthcare requirements has forced the government to start flights for transporting the supplies directly from China.

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