What Russia’s Smart Chinstrap Looks Like: Promises Protection Against Viruses for Several Years

As the world strives to cope with an increase in the demand for chinstraps and the N95 heavy-duty face masks to protect the medical service from the threat of Covid-19, the Russian Rostec Corporation developed an antibacterial model that provides protection against viruses and microorganisms for several years.

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Russian state-owned company Rostec announced on Friday that its Ramenskoe factory will complete trials of the universal Tiokraft chinstrap in July, has an integrated battery and with the capacity to protect a person against viruses for several years, as reported by the Russian agency on Monday.

“It is a new product, in principle. Es a chinstrap that can be used for several years and that it is fed by a common and current battery. The trials will conclude in July, “Sergei Anojin, director general of the Ramenskoe instrument plant, explained at a press conference.

The N95 masks used by the medical service in the fight against COVID-19.  (Photo: REUTERS / Nicholas Pfosi / File)

The N95 masks used by the medical service in the fight against COVID-19. (Photo: REUTERS / Nicholas Pfosi / File)

Anojin said that the mask’s working principle is to purify the air using a filter with photocatalysis technology. The filter in question retains the harmful particles and breaks them down into water and carbon dioxide using ultraviolet radiation.

Globally, the use of chinstraps was imposed in different countries such as one of the most effective measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

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So far, a total of 4,149 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Russia, with 281 patients having recovered from the virus. The latest data indicates 34 deaths across the country. Previously, the Russian government established an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.

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On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. To date, nearly 5 million people have been infected worldwide and 570,000 deaths have been reported. That said, more than 7 million people recovered from the disease.

Source: DPA


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