Smriti Irani’s shares Mask Making Tutorial on Instagram

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Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Instagram to urge her followers to stitch face masks while at home during the lockdown. Ms Irani, 44, shared a series of Instagram stories that show her stitching a face mask using white cloth. Her Instagram stories come shortly after the Delhi government made it mandatory for people to wear masks when they come out of their homes during the lockdown in order to contain the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus.
“Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of coronavirus substantially. Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. Cloth masks will be eligible too,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said on Wednesday.

Face masks have been made mandatory for use when stepping out of the house in several states such as Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and cities such as Delhi and Mumbai.

With several states reporting a shortage of N-95 masks needed by health workers, PM Modi on Monday said that N-95 masks are not a necessity for ordinary citizens who can instead use homemade masks to prevent catching coronavirus. He also urged BJP leaders and workers to make face masks and distribute to at least five or six people.