Researchers in Mexico have sniffed out a new COVID-19 mask designed for people to wear only over their schnozes while they eat, according to a report Wednesday.
The nose masks — worn under a full mask with similar behind-the-ears straps — were unveiled in a demonstration video where a man and woman sit down for lunch, according to Reuters.
In the video, the pair takes off their normal masks to reveal their nose-only gear before chowing down at an outdoor table.
Some observers cheered the idea on Twitter, saying it would “reduce transmission” while others poked fun of its goofy look.
“Hardly a new invention, clowns have been wearing them for years,” one user posted, along with a photo of a bright red clown nose.