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Thai Hospitals Protect Babies Born In A Pandemic With Face Shields

This picture taken by means of a glass window at a maternity ward exhibits a new child child sporting a face defend, in an effort to halt the unfold of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok on April 9, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

 

Quick asleep, swaddled in a towel and cushty in a pink beanie, a child born throughout a pandemic in a Thai hospital wants one final merchandise to make sure its well being — a face defend.

Bangkok hospitals are utilizing the shields on newborns of their maternity wards to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus.
Thailand has detected 2,613 circumstances of the virus, with 41 deaths — a comparatively low quantity regardless of being the primary nation exterior China to document an an infection.

Bangkok is now beneath an efficient lockdown — silencing the normally boisterous and boozy Thai new 12 months Songkran competition this week — whereas an in a single day curfew has stored all however important automobiles off the streets.

Extraordinary measures have additionally been rolled out at Praram 9 Hospital, the place newborns are being fitted with face shields, a precaution taken at different maternity wards throughout the capital.

The tiny face guards have been designed by the hospital to be used when the child makes its first journey house.

AFP

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