Doctor invents lip protector against Covid-19

A DOCTOR has invented a lip protector to avoid Covid-19 contagion.

Doctor Cesar Carballo, from the Emergency Department at the Ramon y Cajal Hospital in Madrid, appeared on a programme presented by Iker Jimenez, ‘Covid Report’, in which the permanence of the virus on different surfaces was discussed. He mentioned the transmission of the virus by hand-to-mouth contact.

For example, if a person drinks from a glass which another has touched with his hands, if that person’s hands are not clean, the virus can be transmitted.

He presented his invention, a lip protector called FreeLips, it will be on sale soon and consists of a hygienic drinking device, designed to prevent contagion by physical contact between the lips and the glass.

The invention, which has been patented, designed and manufactured in Spain, is made up of inner and outer lips that are joined in a single piece to make it easier to put them on a glass for use. Once used, it can be sterilised in the dishwasher at 60ºC, and can be used up to 1,500 times, after which it can be recycled.

FreeLips is available in different colours to differentiate the cups and ensure individual use.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.