A 12-year-old boy made the decision to use all the money he had saved to create his own protective masks and donate them to medical personnel in Mexico.
The young Jorge Martínez García, from the state of Oaxaca, designs his creations, prints them on his 3D machine and with the help of his sister Gigi has managed to distribute a hundred to the medical centers in his community, reported CNN.
“It takes 40 minutes to print, plus about 30 minutes to complete. It is disinfected and packaged for delivery,”explained Gigi. "We are very happy, there are people who are supporting my brother."
After making their work known, the two young people have received donations of materials for the production of the products.
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According to the Oaxaca Universal newspaper, the region registers 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4 deaths related to the disease.
Nationally, Mexico records more than 5,000 positive cases and more than 330 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
The vice minister of health, Hugo López-Gatell, acknowledged that it is likely that there are much more cases that have not yet been identified: "The country could have 26,500 cases, and many of them do not show symptoms or are not diagnosed," he revealed, according to Reuters agency.
If you need updated information about COVID-19, its symptoms, treatment, etc,. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, which offers service in Spanish: www.cdc.gov/spanish/index.html