COVID-19: See How A Thai Temple Is Encouraging Social Distancing

A video has emerged showing a Thai temple near Bangkok having a giant face mask on a Buddha statue.

This is to encourage the use of facial coverings as the country eases some restrictions. Watch below.

Thailand has one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases in Southeast Asia, making them close their borders and shutdown public spaces.

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A group of innovative monks near Bangkok have been turning to their Buddhist faith in a bid to help contain the disease, with a campaign led by its environmentally conscious abbot to produce robes from the 15 tons of plastic bottles it receives every month to make masks.

An extra filter layer is sewn on the inner lining to shield users from potential spray droplets.

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