‘Human Hand Sanitizer’ Pictures Go Viral, Saudi Aramco Faces Backlash

CoronaVirus – an ongoing pandemic has spread rapidly throughout the world. To take preventative measures, various workplaces have taken different steps to limit the spreading of the virus within their premises.

A recent post went viral on social media after Saudi company, state-owned oil-giant Aramco had a migrant worker serving as a human hand sanitizer.

The worker who appears to be of South Asian origin, can be seen wearing a big white box that dispenses an antiseptic hand sanitizer.

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The pictures went viral over the internet as different employees can be seen using the dispenser to sanitize their hands.

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The concept was met with heavy criticism from people all over, considering how extremely disrespectful the notion is to a migrant worker.

The pictures also sparked a debate about the fate of such workers in Saudi Arabia.

The practice was condemned by renowned journalists, human rights activists as well.


Translated as:

“Saudi Aramco would like to express its extreme dismay at this offensive behavior that was aimed at emphasizing the importance of sterilization, this was taken without the approval of the concerned company.”


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