Watch: Man takes off mask, del

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Watch: Man takes off mask, deliberately coughs on lift buttons [video]

A video that’s been dubbed ‘disturbing’ shows a man taking off his mask and deliberately coughing on lift buttons.

Watch: Man takes off mask, del

Photo: Facebook/Sthembiso Mngoma

A video recently made it onto the internet showing a man removing his mask, approaching the buttons in a lift, and then proceeding to cough on the buttons.

Shock video goes viral

JacarandaFM reports that it’s not clear where the video was taken, but many are suggesting that it’s local. Social media users who watched the video expressed their shock and disgust at what they saw, some even suggesting that the man be found and charged with a criminal offence. 

The video, that was shared on Facebook, with the caption “This is the reason why you should have your own sanitizer wherever you go” has more than 200 comments after it was uploaded on 18 January.

“This is disturbing,” said one social media user. “That’s evil in one another level,” said another. Others want to know why this person is doing this: “Why take the time and effort…sick man.”

This is the reason why you should have your own sanitizer wherever you go.

Posted by Sthembiso Mngoma on Sunday, January 17, 2021

The importance of good hygiene

As we are still in the midst of a pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been stressing the importance of keeping up good hygiene over the last couple months.

“The provision of safe water, sanitation and waste management and hygienic conditions is essential for preventing and for protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including of the coronavirus.

“Ensuring evidenced-based and consistently applied WASH and waste management practices in communities, homes, schools, marketplaces, and healthcare facilities will help prevent human-to-human transmission of pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.”


Along with washing your hands frequently with soap and water, hand sanitiser will help stop the spread of COVID-19, writes Nosa. So when is it good to use hand sanitiser?

“Hand sanitiser is usually more convenient when you are outside of your house. If you don’t have access to soap and running water, use hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol as the next best option.  

“It is important to wash your hands as soon as possible when you do have access to handwashing facilities, and avoid contact with people and surfaces in the meantime.”