Thai monks make face masks out of recycled plastic amid COVID-19 outbreak
Updated 19:54, 20-Apr-2020

At a Buddhist temple in Thailand, monks and volunteers are making COVID-19 face masks out of recycled plastic. The monks bless the masks with sacred prayers and scriptures "to end all suffering caused by the coronavirus around the world." Chak Dang temple, on the outskirts of Bangkok, is famous for a campaign led by its environmentally conscious abbot to produce robes from the 15 tonnes of plastic bottles it receives every month. Recently, with the rising threat of the coronavirus, the temple's abbot has switched some of the production to making face masks to protect people. (By Dusita Saokaew)