Israeli inventors create face mask with slot for eating
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Israeli inventors create face mask with slot for eating

Israeli restaurants will reopen next week with social distancing, but what about people who aren’t ready to take off their masks when they eat in public?

Some Israeli inventors have an answer. They’ve created a face mask for the coronavirus age that lets wearers eat without removing it.

The mask has a slot that opens with a lever to allow food to go through, Reuters first reported. Drippy dishes might not fare very well, the story said, but solid foods “can be gobbled up in a flash a la Pac-Man.”

The developer, Tel Aviv-area based Avtipus Patents and Inventions, told Reuters that it already has submitted a patent for the mask and plans to start manufacturing in the next few months.

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