Covid-19: Dressing for the Worlds' End

Published March 24th, 2020 - 07:31 GMT

Coronavirus forces people to get creative. Individuals have turned just about everything into a protective mask.

Stay safe, stay home, and if you must go outside then wear a mask. 

The coronavirus outbreak has spread to every country around the world. That has prompted many fashion brands to re-tool their factories in affected countries such as Italy, Spain, and China, to create protective masks. 

It’s no surprise that given shortages, people want to protect themselves and loved ones – and that has prompted some people to turn to weird ways to protect themselves. 

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A woman uses a face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Bogota, on March 19, 2020. Colombia will block all international flights from Monday for 30 days, President Ivan Duque announced on Thursday. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP

A woman uses a face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Bogota, on March 19, 2020. Colombia will block all international flights from Monday for 30 days, President Ivan Duque announced on Thursday. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP

A doctor wears a face mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for patients at a market in Managua, on March 18, 2020. The Nicaraguan government, which has not officially reported Covid-19 cases, continues to accept the arrival of tourists and massive activities, an attitude considered "irresponsible" by the opposition and health professionals. Inti OCON / AFP

A doctor wears a face mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for patients at a market in Managua, on March 18, 2020. The Nicaraguan government, which has not officially reported Covid-19 cases, continues to accept the arrival of tourists and massive activities, an attitude considered "irresponsible" by the opposition and health professionals. Inti OCON / AFP

Police officers use face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cali, Colombia on March 20, 2020. Colombian authorities announced a mandatory isolation simulation for the extended weekend, from March 21 to 23, as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Luis ROBAYO / AFP

Police officers use face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cali, Colombia on March 20, 2020. Colombian authorities announced a mandatory isolation simulation for the extended weekend, from March 21 to 23, as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Luis ROBAYO / AFP

A man with a gas mask runs across the Old Town Square on March 18, 2020, in Prague, where activities came to a halt due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Czech Republic, a European Union country of 10.7 million people, has registered 464 confirmed cases of the virus, including three cured patients, and no deaths. Michal Cizek / AFP

A man with a gas mask runs across the Old Town Square on March 18, 2020, in Prague, where activities came to a halt due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Czech Republic, a European Union country of 10.7 million people, has registered 464 confirmed cases of the virus, including three cured patients, and no deaths. Michal Cizek / AFP

A supporter of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in a protest against the National Congress and the Supreme Court while wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Brasilia, on March 15, 2020. Sergio LIMA / AFP

A supporter of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in a protest against the National Congress and the Supreme Court while wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Brasilia, on March 15, 2020. Sergio LIMA / AFP

A worker at an information desk wearing protective gear as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus looks on at a nearly empty arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing on March 16, 2020. China tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals as the country worries about a rise in imported cases of the deadly coronavirus and anger rages online at how Europe and the United States are handling the pandemic. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP

A worker at an information desk wearing protective gear as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus looks on at a nearly empty arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing on March 16, 2020. China tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals as the country worries about a rise in imported cases of the deadly coronavirus and anger rages online at how Europe and the United States are handling the pandemic. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP

A cleaning staff waers protective gear to disinfect a metro carriage as a prevemtive measure against the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 20, 2020. African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. Michael Tewelde / AFP

A cleaning staff waers protective gear to disinfect a metro carriage as a prevemtive measure against the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 20, 2020. African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. Michael Tewelde / AFP

A passenger wears a face mask and plastic food bags on her face as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus after landing at Hong Kong’s international airport on March 19, 2020. On March 18, Hong Kong authorities began ordering all arrivals from overseas to wear electronic bracelets, connected to an app to mark your location, and two weeks self-quarantine. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP

A passenger wears a face mask and plastic food bags on her face as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus after landing at Hong Kong’s international airport on March 19, 2020. On March 18, Hong Kong authorities began ordering all arrivals from overseas to wear electronic bracelets, connected to an app to mark your location, and two weeks self-quarantine. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP

A woman is seen wearing a mask embellished with petals in the central Iraqi holy city of Najaf on March 21, 2020 amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Haidar HAMDANI / AFP

A woman is seen wearing a mask embellished with petals in the central Iraqi holy city of Najaf on March 21, 2020 amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Haidar HAMDANI / AFP

A woman uses a face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Bogota, on March 19, 2020. Colombia will block all international flights from Monday for 30 days, President Ivan Duque announced on Thursday. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP
A doctor wears a face mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for patients at a market in Managua, on March 18, 2020. The Nicaraguan government, which has not officially reported Covid-19 cases, continues to accept the arrival of tourists and massive activities, an attitude considered "irresponsible" by the opposition and health professionals. Inti OCON / AFP
Police officers use face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cali, Colombia on March 20, 2020. Colombian authorities announced a mandatory isolation simulation for the extended weekend, from March 21 to 23, as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Luis ROBAYO / AFP
A man with a gas mask runs across the Old Town Square on March 18, 2020, in Prague, where activities came to a halt due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Czech Republic, a European Union country of 10.7 million people, has registered 464 confirmed cases of the virus, including three cured patients, and no deaths. Michal Cizek / AFP
A supporter of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in a protest against the National Congress and the Supreme Court while wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Brasilia, on March 15, 2020. Sergio LIMA / AFP
A worker at an information desk wearing protective gear as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus looks on at a nearly empty arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing on March 16, 2020. China tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals as the country worries about a rise in imported cases of the deadly coronavirus and anger rages online at how Europe and the United States are handling the pandemic. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP
A cleaning staff waers protective gear to disinfect a metro carriage as a prevemtive measure against the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 20, 2020. African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. Michael Tewelde / AFP
A passenger wears a face mask and plastic food bags on her face as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus after landing at Hong Kong’s international airport on March 19, 2020. On March 18, Hong Kong authorities began ordering all arrivals from overseas to wear electronic bracelets, connected to an app to mark your location, and two weeks self-quarantine. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP
A woman is seen wearing a mask embellished with petals in the central Iraqi holy city of Najaf on March 21, 2020 amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Haidar HAMDANI / AFP
A woman uses a face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Bogota, on March 19, 2020. Colombia will block all international flights from Monday for 30 days, President Ivan Duque announced on Thursday. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP
A woman uses a face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Bogota, on March 19, 2020. Colombia will block all international flights from Monday for 30 days, President Ivan Duque announced on Thursday. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP
A doctor wears a face mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for patients at a market in Managua, on March 18, 2020. The Nicaraguan government, which has not officially reported Covid-19 cases, continues to accept the arrival of tourists and massive activities, an attitude considered "irresponsible" by the opposition and health professionals. Inti OCON / AFP
A doctor wears a face mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for patients at a market in Managua, on March 18, 2020. The Nicaraguan government, which has not officially reported Covid-19 cases, continues to accept the arrival of tourists and massive activities, an attitude considered "irresponsible" by the opposition and health professionals. Inti OCON / AFP
Police officers use face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cali, Colombia on March 20, 2020. Colombian authorities announced a mandatory isolation simulation for the extended weekend, from March 21 to 23, as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Luis ROBAYO / AFP
Police officers use face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cali, Colombia on March 20, 2020. Colombian authorities announced a mandatory isolation simulation for the extended weekend, from March 21 to 23, as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Luis ROBAYO / AFP
A man with a gas mask runs across the Old Town Square on March 18, 2020, in Prague, where activities came to a halt due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Czech Republic, a European Union country of 10.7 million people, has registered 464 confirmed cases of the virus, including three cured patients, and no deaths. Michal Cizek / AFP
A man with a gas mask runs across the Old Town Square on March 18, 2020, in Prague, where activities came to a halt due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Czech Republic, a European Union country of 10.7 million people, has registered 464 confirmed cases of the virus, including three cured patients, and no deaths. Michal Cizek / AFP
A supporter of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in a protest against the National Congress and the Supreme Court while wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Brasilia, on March 15, 2020. Sergio LIMA / AFP
A supporter of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in a protest against the National Congress and the Supreme Court while wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Brasilia, on March 15, 2020. Sergio LIMA / AFP
A worker at an information desk wearing protective gear as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus looks on at a nearly empty arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing on March 16, 2020. China tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals as the country worries about a rise in imported cases of the deadly coronavirus and anger rages online at how Europe and the United States are handling the pandemic. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP
A worker at an information desk wearing protective gear as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus looks on at a nearly empty arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing on March 16, 2020. China tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals as the country worries about a rise in imported cases of the deadly coronavirus and anger rages online at how Europe and the United States are handling the pandemic. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP
A cleaning staff waers protective gear to disinfect a metro carriage as a prevemtive measure against the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 20, 2020. African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. Michael Tewelde / AFP
A cleaning staff waers protective gear to disinfect a metro carriage as a prevemtive measure against the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 20, 2020. African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. Michael Tewelde / AFP
A passenger wears a face mask and plastic food bags on her face as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus after landing at Hong Kong’s international airport on March 19, 2020. On March 18, Hong Kong authorities began ordering all arrivals from overseas to wear electronic bracelets, connected to an app to mark your location, and two weeks self-quarantine. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP
A passenger wears a face mask and plastic food bags on her face as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus after landing at Hong Kong’s international airport on March 19, 2020. On March 18, Hong Kong authorities began ordering all arrivals from overseas to wear electronic bracelets, connected to an app to mark your location, and two weeks self-quarantine. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP
A woman is seen wearing a mask embellished with petals in the central Iraqi holy city of Najaf on March 21, 2020 amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Haidar HAMDANI / AFP
A woman is seen wearing a mask embellished with petals in the central Iraqi holy city of Najaf on March 21, 2020 amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Haidar HAMDANI / AFP