Puntland Tailors Meet Surging Demand for Face-coverings to Prevent Spread of Covid-19

Garowe (PP News Desk) — Shortly after Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic, experts had recommended face-covering as one of the preventive measures against the novel coronavirus. In Puntland the price of imported, disposable face-coverings have climbed.

Puntland tailors in Garowe have stepped in to meet the demand for reusable face-coverings. A Puntland Post reporter visited Garowe market yesterday to see how tailors have found ways to design and tailor reusable face-coverings.

Ruqiya has bought a face-covering made in Garowe

“I have bought the face-covering I am wearing from a tailor in this marker. It was made from a clean fabric. I have more confidence in face-coverings manufactured here than those imported from foreign countries. ” said Ruqiya, a small business owner in Garowe. Ruqiya urged citizens to go to local tailors and order custom-made face-coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19!

Abdirahman: As tailors we are doing our bit to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and make affordable and reusable face-coverings

“We are doing our bit to prevent the sprad of COVID-19. Consumers cannot afford to buy face-coverings sold at pharmacies. That’s why I have begun to make reusable face-coverings at affordable prices” said Abdirahman Boobsiiye, a tailor in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland State. Abdirahman said that he was exploring to make more types of the face-coverings.

Puntland State Government is looking into making face-covering mandatory in public spaces. “Puntland Government should commission local tailors to make face-coverings to be distributed to the poor families free of charge” suggested Mohamud Ali, a teacher in Garowe.

© Puntland Post, 2021