The Mayor of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, uploaded a video on her social media showing her followers how to create a homemade face mask, using things you will easily find in your house. For this project you will need an old t-shirt, scissors, a napkin, and two elastic rubbers.

First, you start by cutting the t-shirt by 30cmx60cm. Once you have your cloth, you will need to put a piece of kitchen towel or napkin on top, and then covering it with the remaining fabric. Lastly, put an elastic rubber on each side of the mask. Now you have a new face mask!  You can use it daily, but remember to change the napkin at the end of the day, and to wash the fabric everyday. Make sure to cover your nose and mouth when you use your face mask.

The mayor advises to use the face mask daily, when you’re going out and even if you are home, to avoid infecting more people.

With the largest daily increase for the Colombian capital since the first case of COVID-19 on March 6, Mayor Claudia López stated on Twitter that the cases that tested positive during the last 24-hours got infected weeks ago before the nationwide quarantine was enforced. The Mayor argues that for the quarantine to be lifted on April 13, the city requires 2,000 ICUs, 2,000 beds for low-risk patients and 225,000 coronavirus testing kits.