First ever Lahore based Pakistani company successfully got European Union “CE” certification for manufacturing most economical disposable international standard Face Shields specifically designed to protect doctors and paramedics treating the Coronavirus patients across the country.
Certificate reads as SPEL” the manufacturer has been assessed and found to comply with the EU PPE regulations for CE marking cat -1 and also meet application clauses for physical parameters.”
In a time when Doctors across Pakistan face PPE/mask shortage, the Federal cabinet has approved export of locally manufactured PPE , including sanitizers and other equipment. https://t.co/7gV6nm2RHn
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Features of light weight washable with soap and water full face protection shield includes comfortable to wear, non resistant to breathing and first level of defense against splashes and mist. It constitutes part of PPE ( personal protection equipment).
It is made of transparent PET sheet using indigenous technologies with local resources. The people at large can also use to protect them self against Coronavirus. The “SPEL Company” can comfortably meet local requirements and can sell to international markets comfortably if export is allowed otherwise neighbouring countries like India and Bangladesh will capture the global markets.
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan
A staggering 4,131 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country on June 2 and 67 more died from the infection over the past 24 hours, Geo News reported.
Pakistan becomes top South Asian country in the world to announce the highest number of coronavirus patients in a single day! 😊 pic.twitter.com/79wjf4jf3y
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The latest surge in COVID-19 cases takes the nation-wide tally to 80,463 while the death toll has risen to 1,688. According to statistics provided by NCOC, Pakistan has broken its previous record number of new COVID-19 cases reported over 24 hours yesterday which was 3,938.
Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan reported its most number of deaths during 24 hours with 88 new fatalities, however, given the swelling number of coronavirus cases, doctors and health experts have warned that the infection is likely to further spread unless a strict lockdown is not imposed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a live televised address, had apprised the nation on the decisions made regarding the lockdown in Pakistan to contain the novel coronavirus during the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting held on Monday.
Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk