The video captures the moment when a buyer removed their underwear to use as a face mask, after being warned they wouldn’t serve it without one while it was in a supermarket.
The incident was filmed in a Pick n Pay supermarket in South Africa, where the shopper was asked to cover her face while in the store.
However, she said she didn’t have one, which means she had to be creative.
In the clip, the security guard can be seen asking the woman to put on a mask, threatening to take her out of the store if she doesn’t put one on.
The woman then achieves under her dress and takes off her panties, before placing them on her face like a makeshift mask.
Another buyer seems to congratulate her and says, “Well done.”
The clip has since gone viral, although not everyone believes that the woman he was right with his surrogate face covering, with many social media users advocating the mandatory use of masks.
One Facebook user He said, “Stay home and shop online if you don’t like the idea of wearing a mask.”
Other commented: “This makes me sick. She knows the law all over the world. We have a serious virus and [she thinks] a thong will save her.
“Come on, grow up. What should your family think?”
In December 2020, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa He stressed that not wearing a face mask in public is a crime.
Announcing that it would be mandatory for everyone to wear a mask in a public space, He said: “We now know that the simplest and most effective way to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus is to wear a cloth mask that covers the nose and mouth whenever in public.
“Until now, public building and store owners and managers, employers and public transport operators had a legal responsibility to ensure that everyone who enters their premises or vehicles wears a mask.
“But given the grave danger our country faces now, the tight Level 3 regulations will make every individual legally responsible for wearing a mask in public.
“A person who does not wear a mask could be arrested and prosecuted.
“Upon being found guilty, they will be sanctioned with a fine or with a prison sentence for a period not exceeding six months or with a fine and a prison sentence.”