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Footage has emerged online of a woman in America explaining to a retail worker behind a perspex screen why she has cut a hole in her face mask.
Current guidelines in the UK advise people not to wear face masks unless they are experiencing symptoms related to Covid-19 or are treating patients who are likely to have it.
However, in America, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised everyone to wear cloth face masks in a public setting.
This woman though, it's safe to say, is doing it all wrong. When she enters the shop, she is filmed by people behind the screen, who (I'm assuming sarcastically) ask her where she got her mask from.
She then tells them that since they've had to wear the masks, cutting the hole in the front makes it 'a lot easier to breathe'. And also to catch coronavirus.
The man she's speaking to jokes: "I'll do that too, thanks for the advice."
Because of course, cutting a hole around your mouth and nose makes wearing the mask essentially a pointless act.
If you'd like to know how to use a face mask in order to help protect you against Covid-19, and other viruses, here's some advice from the World Health Organisation:
You'll notice a distinct lack of 'cut a hole right at the part you're trying to protect' - I'm sure this lady has been made aware of her mistake and is wearing her mask according to recommended guidelines now.
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