Irish farmer ingeniously makes face mask using bra to protect himself from coronavirus
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Irish farmer ingeniously makes face mask using bra to protect himself from coronavirus

IN these trying times, innovation and creativity can turn out to be life-saving.

In the case of one Wexford-based farmer, this is on full DDisplay.

Why the double-d, you ask? Well let me explain.

Matty Behan has gone to great/hilarious lengths to protect himself from coronavirus.

When the 64-year-old discovered that he couldn't buy any face masks at his local store, he decided to improvise.

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Instead, he bought a bra.

"I came upon them and the thought just struck me," he told the Irish Mirror.

"Now I have a face mask, two in fact.

"I went to a self-pay counter so there was no lady behind the counter. I held the bra close so it was all done quietly.

"I got two masks for the price of one. The bra cost €10 so I got a mask for a fiver!"

Matty explained that he cut the bra in half, and sewed an elastic strap to both sides of the cup so he could wrap it around his head.

He added that after a day's use, he leaves the 'mask' in boiling water to disinfect, and switches to his second one.

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Ingenious.

The farmer said he began preparing when news first broke of the virus.

"When I saw the virus coming out of China and when it came to Italy I knew it would spread.

"People say the masks are of no use so I didn’t buy one but then I was sorry I hadn’t.

"If someone who doesn’t have a face mask sneezes it might offer me some protection and I’m sure it will help to reassure people and give other people confidence.

"It’s the first time I’ve had my face in a bra! Someone said it covers my face fairly well."