TEHRAN (FNA) - Iranian scientists at a knowledge-based company produced anti-virus masks by using silver metal fibers which can effectively prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The mask is made of pure silver metal. The antimicrobial properties of silver have been proven since ancient times and have long been used to disinfect wounds or cure microbial diseases. Using pure silver metal fibers as a strong disinfectant can eliminate 650 types of microbial, bacterial, fungal and viral contamination. This fabric mask can be washed a hundred times without any change in its quality.
Also, the mask can be used as a shield for people infected with coronavirus to control and prevent the spread of the virus in the environment due to the reduction of contamination.
At present, the mask is produced in Switzerland, Japan, Spain and the U.S., and Iran has now joined them with this high-tech product.
Iran started exporting of coronavirus-related hygiene products and medical equipment just a few days after the outbreak of the virus, and the number of countries requesting Iran-made products keeps increasing.
Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari announced his country’s self-sufficiency in production of equipment to fight against coronavirus.