Latvian Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks visited the “Shield48” face shield production site to discuss the development of the project, contribution to the national defence against Covid-19 and opportunities for further cooperation. In response to the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis, during a virtual hackathon the Shield48 team developed a reliable face shield design. Protective dace shields provide additional protection against Covid-19, thus curbing the spread of the virus.

How Latvians produce face shields for their own protection and export in Europe, find out more in an article and video created by the Latvian Ministry of Defence: