A woman has gone viral on TikTok after she cut a hole in her face mask so that she finds it easier to breathe.
Footage has emerged of an American woman explaining to a retailer worker (who is situated behind a perspex screen) that she has cut a hole in her face mask on purpose so that she finds it easier to breathe… Now, I don’t think she quite understands the purpose of a face mask.
In the UK, current guidelines state that people don’t have to wear face masks unless they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or a treating patient who may have it, otherwise, it’s completely up to the person.
In America, it is a different story, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that everyone wear a cloth face mask whilst out in public, they said it should “fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face”.
However, one woman appears to not understand what the face mask is actually for, as she walked into a store and was asked where her mask was from (presumably in a sarcastic tone).
The woman, ignorant to the sarcasm, explains that she finds it easier to breathe with the hole in the face mask.
She said: “Well since we have to wear them and it makes it hard to breathe, this makes it a lot easier to breathe.”
The man who she is speaking to jokes: “I’ll do that too, thanks for the advice.”
Unfortunately, she didn’t seem to realise that if she was wearing the face mask with a hole in it, it was basically pointless to wear it.
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Since being posted on TikTok, the footage has gone viral and has seen over 796,000 people view it since Friday.
Since May 11, Kentucky governor Andy Beshear has enforced that shoppers wear a face mask whilst out and about when in public.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Beshear said: “While it’s gonna seem strange and is probably uncomfortable, I want us to know that this is just another small sacrifice that we can make to make sure that we keep each other safe.”