A man hangs up face masks to dry at a workshop in Kampung Anggur, Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Making Face Masks in Tangerang
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
APRIL 09, 2020
Residents of Kampung Anggur, a small suburban area in Tangerang, West Java, just outside of Jakarta, have banded together to make up to 200 cloth face masks every day after the government recommended wearing a mask in public – even for healthy people – to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The residents get the cotton scraps for the masks from a man who owns a clothing factory in the kampung. Everyone in the kampung can be a volunteer at the makeshift workshop to stitch and wash the masks before distributing them to nearby communities.