Salford: A man was spotted using a snake as a face mask while travelling on a bus from Swinton to Manchester on Monday. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media
Some of the passengers on the bus were left stunned as the man removed the snake around his neck and allowed it to wrap itself around the hand rails.
One witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told Manchester Evening News that the sight was “definitely entertaining”. “He had it wrapped around his face like a mask getting on the bus. At first, I thought he had a really funky mask on, then he let it crawl around the hand rails. No one was really bothered on the bus but a man behind took a video,” she said.
A spokesperson for Stagecoach in Manchester said, “The safety of our customers and employees is our absolute priority. We are shocked at these reports and are taking them very seriously.”
He added, “We expect all of our customers to comply with the government’s rules on wearing a suitable face covering on public transport. A full internal investigation is underway, which includes checking the CCTV on the bus and interviewing the driver.”
While people can use homemade face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus, using snakeskin, especially when its still on the snake is not advised.
Medical experts strongly discourage “wearing” snakes as face masks.
People stepping outside the house are advised to wear face masks to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Menawhile, in Indonesia, people who have been caught venturing into public places without face masks are being ordered to dig graves for those who died of coronavirus.