While health organizations are trying their best to explain anti-Coronavirus measures as thoroughly as possible, some people continue to miss the point.
A video, initially uploaded to TikTok, has gone viral from the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was discreetly filmed by Joe Samaan, a young male clerk at an SJ Food Mart in Lexington.
“Girl’s coming in with her mask on, y’all need to see this,” he says into the camera, before turning his phone to the approaching customer. It is a woman wearing a face mask, with a hole neatly cut out right in the middle, leaving her nostrils and mouth exposed.
She quickly pays for gas, and the clerk asks her: “Hey, where did you get that mask from?”
“Well, since we have to wear them and it makes it hard to breathe, this makes it a lot easier to breathe,” the woman responds, pointing at the hole.
“Cutting it? Yeah, I’ll do that too, thanks for the advice,” says the clerk (who doesn’t seem to wear a face mask himself in the footage).
On TikTok, the original video has received almost 900 thousand likes so far and was shared almost 160 thousand times. The woman’s identity is unknown.