‘Catastrophic failure’: Greece provides GIGANTIC face masks that cowl entire head to varsities (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

‘Catastrophic failure’: Greece supplies GIGANTIC face masks that cover whole head to schools (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)


Greece’s plan to provide colleges nationwide with free face masks has failed spectacularly after the delivered ones turned out to be too massive for each youngsters and adults resulting from unsuitable measurements.

Greek officers admitted the failure on Tuesday, after the primary batch of masks was delivered to varsities this week. 

“The dimensions was too massive from the beginning,” contractor Yiannis Stathopoulos, who gained the tender for 500,000 masks, advised Open TV on Tuesday. The masks meant for kids beneath 10 measured 10 by 18 centimeters, and people for older schoolchildren – whopping 12 by 22 centimeters.

Deputy well being minister Vassilis Kontozamanis tried to clarify the failure as a “misunderstanding” between the federal government and the contractor, stating the measurements got for “pre-stitched” cloth.

Apparently, those that ordered the masks didn’t trouble to clarify how precisely they need to be “pre-stitched” as the tip product ended up too massive not just for youngsters however for anybody.

The mask-maker Stathopoulos insisted he had adopted his contract to the letter, explaining the specs had been offered by Greece’s authorities committee of well being specialists on coronavirus.

Greek social media has been flooded with absurd imagery of the big masks schoolchildren introduced residence.

Normally, the face masks alleged to cowl mouth and nostril labored as full-face masks as a substitute and puncturing holes in them was the one strategy to see. 

They have been promptly dubbed parachute masks. “College students assist their classmate to fold his colourful masks,” the caption to the put up under reads. 

The federal government’s masks fiasco got here beneath hearth from fellow officers as effectively, with even Greek prime minister’s sister, ruling occasion MP Dora Bakoyannis, describing it as a “catastrophic failure.” The well being ministry, for its half, promised to have the masks challenge “mounted” shortly.





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