WATCH: An Italian fashion designer has created anti-COVID trench coat, but how effective will it be?

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An Italian fashion designer, Sabrina Persechino, has innovated a trench coat, that has a visor, intended to protect the wearer from contracting coronavirus. The visor is a separate attachment, so the coat can be used in normal circumstances.

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“Our goal is to erase social distancing. The clear visor – to allow for reading of lips - has two filters, meaning [you will] be able to not wear a mask,” the designer explains. 

The waterproof coat has a filtering fabric against viral agents, and it is suitable for everyday use. Sabrina also highlights that people will be able to use the coat - named The Hut – in non-Covid circumstances in the future, where it can be worn like any other trench coat.

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni 

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