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The "Fleeky", a "better alternative" for the normal mouth mask

Members of the local Ghent police force will be wearing a so-called Fleeky from tomorrow, as an alternative for the normal mouth masks. 

Matto Langeraert, the spokesman of the Ghent police, told the VRT's local radio station "Radio 2 Oost-Vlaanderen" that the Fleeky is more comfortable to wear a whole day, while other masks can cause irritation. The Fleeky is a kind of elastic scarf containing a filter. 

"Our police officer have to wear corona masks for 8 hours continuously and some were complaining of irritation and pain in the face. We searched for a solution and eventually found one with the local Ghent company 'Corbit'."  

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