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Syrian tailor switches from ball gowns to medical ones

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Syrian tailor switches from ball gowns to medical ones

Syrian tailor switches from ball gowns to medical ones

After the Syrian government ordered the closure of all shops as a part of measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Syrian tailor Hussam Issa offered his services to a group making personal protective equipment for hospitals.

David Doyle reports.

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At his Damascus atelier, Hussam Issa has gone from sewing glittering gowns to medical ones.

After the Syrian government ordered all shops shut as a part of lockdown measures, Issa offered his services to the Saed group - a non-profit that produces and sells personal protective equipment, such as gowns and masks, at a low cost to hospitals.

He says it's a way to help out, while still earning a living to support his family.

Saed group says they produce 200 gowns and 6000 masks daily.

The price of such equipment shot up a month ago, and Saed group says they sell to hospitals at half price.




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