Israel Develops Face Masks to Protect Against Coronavirus
In one of several swift measures Israel is taking to protect its society against the deadly coronavirus, an Israeli company called Sonovia has created a washable antiviral fabric that kills bacteria and viruses upon contact. Sonovia uses soundwaves to impregnate the surface of the fabric with metallic nanoparticles like zinc oxide and copper oxide. These particles have antiviral and antibacterial properties that destroy viruses and potentially save lives. Israel is tackling the global coronavirus outbreak head-on to keep it from becoming a health crisis in the country. PM Netanyahu has said, it’s not a question of if the coronavirus will spread to Israel, but when. “Our foremost goal is to postpone the arrival of the virus to Israel. I say ‘postpone’ because its arrival is unavoidable. We will then identify, treat, isolate and deal with those infected,” Netanyahu explained after a meeting with government leaders this week. “We have closed land crossings, seaports, and airports to arrivals from China; this is temporary. We are also updating the Palestinian Authority on all public health measures that they must put into place here as well,” said Netanyahu. As of Wed. 6 Feb. 2020, China reported that at least 490 people have died and 24,324 were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. (VFI News)
Continue to pray that those who are ill with the coronavirus virus will be healed and that its spread would slow and soon be eradicated.