Top health official: You can make a mask from cloth and rubber bands

The director-general of the Health Ministry, Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, says the new instruction to wear masks while out in public does not necessitate buying masks, particularly as there appear to be shortages.

“You can improvise one at home. Save the masks for medical teams. You can take some cloth and two rubber bands and cover your face.”

He says the ministry will issue a video explaining how masks can be made at home.