Halloween masks made to look like the Covid-19 virus have been pulled from sale after complaints they made light of the killer disease, Mirror reports.
The masks, in bright green and red with grinning faces, had been advertised on Amazon for £14.59. They were listed for sale from Guangdong, China, with the title ‘Corona Halloween Mask’ and ‘Corona Latex Horror Mask’. The firm selling it was listed as YTFU EU.
Rachel Power, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, told The Sun: ‘These masks show a terrible lapse of judgement by the manufacturers and sellers, and I hope they will be removed from sale quickly. ‘I’ve no doubt the great majority of people will find them hugely distasteful, and I can’t imagine that many people would wish to wear one.’
The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than a million people worldwide, causing countries to go into lockdown and leading to strict quarantine rules. A spokesperson for Amazon said: ‘All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. ‘We are removing this product.’