Doctors in US make masks in face of shortages

Hospitals also ask for donations of masks from construction companies, dentists and vets

Doctors in Seattle have been reduced to making their own face masks out of sheets of plastic, after a global shortage of medical protective gear has hit Washington state, an epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.


Ahead of an anticipated shortage of medical supplies, hospital staff met in a conference room south of Seattle to make homemade masks for the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals