US cathedral donates long-forgotten mask stash


A man wearing a protective mask seen in New York on Sunday. US health officials have sounded the alarm over a shortage of masks amid the Covid-19 pandemic. – EPA pic, March 26, 2020.

WITH respirator masks in short supply, the Washington National Cathedral has dug deep underground to find its long-forgotten stash – in its crypt.

The massive Neo-Gothic cathedral in the US capital yesterday said 5,000 masks bought more than a decade ago had been forgotten in its crypt deep below its nine chapels.


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