Buying Face mask from Roadside Hawkers? Read this: Use of face mask has been enforced nationwide by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of the measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19 which have infected over three million globally and thousand in Nigeria.
As a result many Nigerians especially those in the tailoring industry are now cashing in on mass production and sales of locally made face masks.
Also roadside hawkers have equally added face masks as part of their inventory as a result of high demand for the product.
However there have been some commentaries on social media warning those who patronize roadside face mask hawkers to be very careful as a result of the handling of same by sellers and prospective buyers.
One of such comments reads; “I think we should be very careful about the usage of these locally made face masks because of what I saw today. I was in a bus where a passenger called a face mask seller”.
“After asking for the price, he took one and put it on. He immediately told the seller that he wanted to make another choice. He finally paid for one after putting on about 5 different types. I noticed it and told the man the implication of what he has just done and he became so sober”.
“Even other passengers were looking fearful because what I said was true. Now, what if that man has the virus, he has succeeded in affecting those masks without knowing”.
“These infected masks will be bought by other innocent people. It is also possible that is how these facemask hawkers allow buyers to first put it on before they buy”.
“There is a high possibility the virus can be spread easily this way. For those of us who patronize these local hawkers, let be careful and vigilant”.