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 facemask 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
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.