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The all-Estonian Let’s Do It mask making action will culminate on Saturday, mask making Facebook Live begins at 12 o’clock FLE

Saturday, 2 May will see the culmination of the Let’s Do It team’s all-Estonian mask making initiative ‘Let’s clean the virus out of Estonia’, which invites all the people in Estonia to make and wear cloth masks. During the easing of the restrictions mandated by the emergency situation, this is the most effective way for all of us to contribute to stopping the corona virus from spreading further and helping life return to normalcy. The Let’s Do It website already lists many mask making actions and the number of masks sewn, and everybody can sign up their mask making until 10 May. Live broadcast of the mask making action and related pandemonium begins on the teemeara.ee website and in social media at 12 o’clock.

Many places across Estonia have joined the Let’s Do It domestic mask making action. The Let’s Do It Facebook page will start a live broadcast of the mask action on Saturday, 2 May, at 12 o’clock, during which handicraft teacher Anna Lutter will teach mask making.

The Let’s Do It team’s own modest mask making action in the Tartu Nature House will observe the 2+2 rule and other safety measures of the emergency situation. In addition to broadcasting the whirring of our sewing machines, we shall also provide information and impressions about and pictures and videos from various mask making endeavours across Estonia. The semi-virtual command centre of the communal action is open until 3 o’clock. The mask making initiative will also be covered on Saturday by the radio shows Vikerhommik and Ilmaparandaja by Kuku Raadio.

This year’s do-it-at-home mask sewing got underway on 20 April and reaches its pinnacle on the first Saturday of May, 2 May 2020. Everybody is invited to announce their mask action on the Let’s Do It website at www.teemeara.ee until 10 May in order to encourage others to participate and make cloth masks for themselves and their close ones. The domestic mask making that is being held instead of the traditional collective action held every spring constitutes an all-Estonian mask making communal action, the aim of which is to make wearing self-made masks an everyday thing, to promote the correct way to wear a mask and the necessity to wear a mask in public indoor spaces in order to quell the virus from spreading further. The social media hashtags of the mask making action are #TeemeMaske, #KannameMaske, #TeemeÄra!

The collective action day Let’s Do It is a major annual spring event for dozens of thousands of people in Estonia, where they come together and get all the most urgent tasks in their neighbourhood done together. We cannot assemble this spring, but the most important task of the neighbourhood, cleaning the virus out of Estonia, can still only be done together.

The organisers of the collective action day are The Estonian Fund for Nature, Kodukant, the Estonian Village Movement, and the network centred around them. National Foundation of Civil Society, Tamrex, Vizeum, Tele2, Nordic Hotel Forum, R-Kiosk and others participate as partners. 


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