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Asim Jofa readies protective suit for healthcare workers in 48 hours

The prototype for the design has also been finalised by experts

Entertainment Desk March 30, 2020
Designer Asim Jofa is lending his services to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at the front line with healthcare workers in the country.

Aiming to curb the shortage of adequate working gear for the doctors, nurses and paramedics in the country, Jofa took to Twitter to announce his decision to fund the production of protective suits for them, on March 28.

"Asim Jofa and team have taken an initiative to contribute to society and play our part in helping our front-liners to win this fight against corona virus," he wrote.

Less than 48 hours later, Jofa announced on Twitter that the final prototype for the protective suit had been completed, and approved by medical experts.

"We have successfully created a final prototype of a medical protective suit made according to the guidelines provided by medical experts," wrote Jofa, adding that the design had also been approved by Dr. Seemin Jamali, Executive Director at JPMC.

The move generated a lot of positive response on Twitter, with people also taking a dig playful dig at the Maria B fiasco from last week; some wrote, "In a world full of Maria B, be Asim Jofa."

Many others lauded the designer for a timely step up at this crucial time.

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