You had one job! South Africa’s President Ramaphosa hilariously struggles to put coronavirus face mask on while demonstrating how to wear them
- South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa struggled to secure mask on his ear
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- Twitter users reacted using #MaskOnChallenge and #CyrilMaskChallenge
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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa was captured struggling to get his facemask on after delivering a speech on the importance of wearing them, in a blunder livestreamed yesterday.
President Ramaphosa annouced that the nation would be easing some of their lockdown restrictions from next month.
Adding that non-essential trips should not be made and those leaving the house to take public transport are asked to wear masks.
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa was captured struggling to get his facemask on after delivering a speech on the importance of wearing them in a blunder livestreamed yesterday
Then attempting to lead by example the president stretched the elastic of a fabric mask around one of his ears, but struggled to hook the other ear, leaving his eyes covered by the mask.
Twitter humourously reacted to the video clip of the president grappling with the mask which was shared widely on social media.
Using the hashtags #MaskOnChallenge and #CyrilMaskChallenge people shared posts of themselves incorrectly wearing face masks over their eyes.
The president stretched the elastic of a fabric mask around one of his ears, but struggled to hook the other ear, leaving his eyes covered by the mask
The president begins his demonstration well but struggles to secure the mask on his right ear
He secures the mask without touching his face, which is the advised way to put on a mask according to Professor of infectious diseases Marc Mendelson at the University of Cape town
One Twitter user posted: ‘My family and I laughed. Even the sign language lady was a bit more passionate throughout the whole speech and suddenly at the end she ran out of signs.
Adding: ‘I don’t think Mr President will mind a little #MaskOnChallenge We have more than enough sulk moments. Let’s laugh a little.’
While Roxanne Konkol tweeted: ‘Something positive. Thanks Cyril for the giggles #maskchallenge #MaskOnChallenge #Masks #CyrilFridays.’
Today the president responded to the social media reaction, telling Enca: ‘Well for those of you who were laughing at me yesterday, I am going to open a TV channel where i’m going to teach poeple to put on a mask. So you can enroll how a mask is put on.’