Mask wearing week: a celebration of wearing masks and protecting each other

Join us! Continue wearing a mask! Tell your family, your friend, your neighbor why you wear a mask!

UNICEF Armenia
Գոհար Հարությունյանը իր երեք երեխաների հետ այգում նստած է և դիմակ է կրում։
UNICEF Armenia/2020/Grigoryan
26 August 2020

The whole world celebrated the mask wearing week on the 7-14 of August, with the goal to promote mask wearing and support the fight against the coronavirus.

As the vaccines against the virus are yet to be developed, wearing masks is the best way we can protect ourselves and stop the spread of the virus; especially when it is accompanied by keeping a safe distance and washing hands with soap.

With the support of donors and in cooperation with other UN agencies, the Government of Armenia and other partners, UNICEF has worked since March to identify the need for masks and personal protective equipment, procure necessary items with competitive market prices and facilitate their timely delivery.

In response to COVID-19 in Armenia, UNICEF provided partner Ministries with 52,000 face masks, 200 face shields, and 9,000 N95 respiratory masks for frontline workers, including healthcare providers, police officers working with children, closed care institutions for children and social workers. 

During this symbolic week, despite our differences, we followed the same motto - a sense of personal responsibility in the fight to stop the spread of the virus, and to protect our health and the health of our communities.

Friends that participated in UNICEF’s celebration of wearing masks, were people of different backgrounds, public figures, active mothers and their children, who all had fun and turned this initiative into a real carnival on social media.

Individuals that joined us were not only ready to wear masks, but liked it, while realizing that a slight “discomfort” of today is a guarantee of a safer life tomorrow.

JOIN US! Continue wearing a mask! Tell your family, your friends, and your neighbors why you wear a mask!

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