- Social media influencers are now rocking surgical masks in their Instagram posts
- Now, more and more people are taking fashionable selfies with the masks, which many believe help to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus
- Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the influencers who posted snaps of themselves with the masks recently
As fear about the deadly new Coronavirus spread, more and more people in China and the affected countries start to wear face masks - despite some experts' believes that they don't actually work.
However, some social media influencers are taking fabulous selfies with the surgical masks, making it look more like a fashion statement than a precautionary measure.
With the existence of sleep influencers, it was just a matter of time before the 'coronavirus influencers' made their mark.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the surgical mask selfies the influencers posted on Instagram.
And the influencers are not the only one making the surgical masks a fashion statement. Social media was flooded by posts of people across the word working the masks.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported South Africa has ramped up amid the global crisis. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has said efforts have been intensified to prevent a local outbreak of the coronavirus.
Providing an update, Mkhize had commented on the World Health Organization's declaration of a state of emergency in this regard:
"Port health officials have been provided with additional handheld thermometers to detect the temperature of any traveller arriving in the country. We've also requested the support of the SANDF health services to work with us so that we can reinforce manpower in the various ports of entry where we believe we need additional support."
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