Several Hospitals In Thailand Are Using Tiny Face Shields for Newborns

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Moms around the world continue to give birth under unprecedented circumstances. Hospitals, too, continue to try to figure out how to best protect these newborn babies. While many hospitals in the U.S. have modified their visitor policies and put into place other precautions, several hospitals in Thailand are giving newborns tiny face shields to help protect them against COVID-19.

According to a Facebook post by BBC Thai, the shields are worn by newborns as they are transported home from, in this case, the Rama Kao hospital. The goal is to protect against droplets from coughs or sneezes. The hospital clarified in a statement to TIME that one of its new mothers recently explained to her nurses she needed to take a taxi or other public transportation to get home. The nurses, who were concerned for the babies’ health, created the shields to help protect them on their journey home.

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