- Somizi has been reporting on the coronavirus since day one
- On his quest to grab some essentials, Somizi was shocked by how many workers were not wearing masks and gloves
- According to the workers, the responsibility of purchasing gloves and masks was on them so they decided not to
Somizi Mhlongo has been on the coronavirus topic since the very first case was reported. Our guy should be employed by the Department of Health or something by now!
The coronavirus has seen many channel their inner germaphobes and law-abiding tannies – especially Somizi.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Somizi recently popped out to grab a few essentials and was shook to his core by what he saw.
People are meant to be masking and gloving up, especially those working in shops and serving customers.
On Somizi’s quest to seek essentials, he came across many ungloved and unmasked working individuals.
Somizi went to both Pick n Pay and Woolworths over the weekend and took to social media to share his concerns. Why are these people not wearing masks and gloves?!
Wearing his personal protection equipment, Somizi asked the 'hazardous' employees why they were not wearing theirs. Much to his disgust, the employees informed Somizi that their employers told them that if they wanted masks and gloves, they should buy them themselves.
Kante, surely it is a legal necessity, no?! Somizi totally lost it!
“I'm leaving Pick n Pay right now and I just asked the management why the staff isn't wearing masks and gloves. They say they were told that if they want masks they must buy for themselves.
“It's not only for me but for them as well, for their safety. They are exposed more than anybody else. This is bulls**t.”
Briefly did some research and fact-checking on the whole mask and glove issue prior to Somizi’s horror.
A video on social media has been prompting people to run out and purchase face masks as protection against the novel coronavirus.
In an advert, the clip calls on people to 'protect your loved ones from the deadly coronavirus', warning against the danger of the epidemic.
AFP reports that this is in direct violation to advice from US government health officials.
In response to the outbreak, Surgeon General Jerome Adams had warned against the perception that this is effective protection.
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