A Taiwan-based medical company has set a record by creating the world’s largest surgical mask. Measuring 27 feet and 3 inches by 15 feet and 9 inches, it was created to raise awareness about the importance of face masks amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Presentation image

Created by Motex Healthcare Corp. (華新醫材公司), the mask is 8.3 meters long and 4.79 m wide. It was unveiled on Friday (March 25) at an event outside the company’s tourism factory in Changhua County.

To make the mammoth mask, Motex blew up the scale to 50 times larger than the human-sized version. Motex CEO Cheng Yung-chu (鄭永柱) believes the spectacle shows off Taiwan’s manufacturing strengths and said he hopes the mask will become a highlight at the factory and attract new visitors to the site.

The Motex Healthcare Corp. said the idea for the mask came about in early 2020 as a way to raise awareness amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to taiwannews