Coronavirus: Central Epidemic Command Center Head Of Taiwan in a press conference has shown how to disinfect a surgical face mask easily with the help of a rice cooker.
With surgical face masks in short supply as to the rising demand across the world, any hack or measure to increase the life of one used mask could be extremely beneficial at this crucial period.
Hack To Disinfect A Face Mask:
During a press conference, Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih Chung and Health minister Wu Shou-mei, shown how to prolong the life of a surgical mask using a rice cooker.
In the presentation, Food and Drug Administration Director Wu shows Chen to fix the metal rack at the base of the general rice cooker. However, Chen inadvertently fixes it in the metal pot’s bottom, to which Wu cracked a joke “looks like minister has never cooked rice before.”
Watch the video below:
So, this way, you can disinfect your mask and reuse it. It seems like a good idea, as this idea is approved by Taiwan’s Food And Drug Administration.
In the video, Wu also suggested people throw away soiled or torn masks, and for people with chronic or respiratory illness, face masks should be thrown away after one use.