Covid-19: an African pagne store in Paris gives 500 non-surgical masks for free

Published by Caroline J. · Photos by Caroline J. · Published on 26 April 2020 at 09h32 · Updated on 27 April 2020 at 11h54
Non-surgical masks given for free to Parisians? This is what offers African pagne store Barakatou. Starting from Monday April 27, this store nestled in Paris 18th arrondissement will give 500 masks in order to help Paris inhabitants to be protected from covid-19.

While Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced to give 2.2 million cloth facemasks from mid-May and you can but protective masks in tobacco stores starting from May 4, many people are wondering how to get those famous non-surgical facemasks while waiting to be given one.

An African fabric and pagne store in Paris has decided to help inhabitants amid this health crisis. Its name? Barakatou. Set in Paris 18th arrondissement, it’s not the first time the store does so. This store has already distributed 400 masks to police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Starting from Monday April 27, 2020, Barakatou will take care of protecting people by giving 500 reusable facemasks made of African wax prints.

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Our business is at a standstill since the confinement has started, so, we have decided to do our bit and help our fellow citizens in these difficult times” store manager Musa Faty told Le Parisien.

So, how can you get one of the 500 masks? The free distribution will take place respecting safety measures, from April 27 to May 11, from Monday to Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. First come first serve.

And for latecomers who wouldn’t be able to get one? Manager Musa Faty says for Le Parisien that the store will “create some for free with fabric clients would bring”.


Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 27 April 2020 to 11 May 2020

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    Location

    37 Rue Stephenson
    75018 Paris 18

    Official website
    barakatou.com

    More informations
    Distribution de masques gratuits du 27 avril au 11 mai 2020, du lundi au vendredi de 17h à 18h30

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