The world is facing a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Around 121,062 people are infected with a deadly virus that has claimed over 4,368 lives as of now. Amid such a hue and cry about the virus, people are taking extra care to keep themselves away from getting infected.
From burning an effigy of ‘coronasur‘ at holika dahan to symbolize their fight against the virus to creating devotional bhajans and stocking up face masks and hand-sanitizers, people are doing their best to tackle the deadly coronavirus.
In one such attempt, a popular oil company from Saudi Arabia, Aramco appointed one of their employees to be a walking hand-sanitizer. Accordingly, they dressed him up as a hand-sanitizer bottle and made him wander in the office halls distributing the disinfecting liquid.
An Arab comedian shared the pictures of the human hand sanitizer on Twitter which went viral within no time.
اهداء من أرامكو pic.twitter.com/FpWsUNw7mE
— هشام فقيه (@HishamFageeh) March 10, 2020
The idea, however, did not impress the Twitter users and they bashed the oil giant for their insensitivity and demanded an apology from them.
Shame on you https://t.co/H48DpuCWwz
— ⵢⵉⵡⴻⵏ الأيادي الخارجية ⵣⵣ (@AntiPourriture) March 11, 2020
Slavery at its worst form in modern days 🤬 https://t.co/xczvvBtD04
— s. anwar (@saifulanswer) March 11, 2020
This can't be real https://t.co/CgWBl1ClXD
— Ifa Ogun (@ThisIsKingle) March 11, 2020
this only work if you are going to a costume party as a hand sanitizer. other than that, this is heartless and degrading. https://t.co/PUhx8uhmO5
— ARIF (@ArifRalph) March 11, 2020
In response to the backlash, the company rubbished the claim and said that they were not aware of any such thing happening in their premises and called it ‘abusive’. They assured that strict measures will be taken against it.
وقد قامت الشركة على الفور بإيقاف هذا الفعل واتخاذ إجراءات صارمة تحول دون تكراره.
وتؤكّد الشركة حزمها ضد المساس بقيمها المبنية على الاحترام والتمسك بأخلاقيات السلوك والتعامل.
— أرامكو (@Saudi_Aramco) March 10, 2020
This is truly humiliating! We hope the company has learned a lesson and doesn’t repeat it again.