A Taiwan-based medical supply company has broken a Guinness World Record by creating a massive surgical mask.
The mask measured 8.4m by 4.8m.
The mask was made by Motex Healthcare Corp. They unveiled the supersized version of its diamond-shaped face mask, on Friday at the Motex Mask Creative House, an educational tourist attraction operated by the company in Changhua County.
A Guinness World Records adjudicator appeared at the event via video chat from London and confirmed the mask, which is 50 times larger than a standard face mask, took the record for the largest surgical mask.
Company officials said the idea for the record-breaking mask came about in early 2020 as a means of raising awareness of the importance of face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.