'The World's Most Valuable Company' Used a Migrant Worker as a Human Hand Sanitizer | 22 Words

The coronavirus has brought the entire world to a standstill.

It has been spreading at an alarming rate since it was first discovered in China, and thousands of people all around the world have now died from the deadly virus.

As global panic escalates, some disturbing pictures have surfaced of "the world's most valuable company" using a migrant worker as a human hand sanitizer...

People are disgusted. Keep scrolling to take a look.

We are currently in the midst of a medical crisis...

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Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.

So far, the symptoms have proven to be deadly.

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Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.

A lot of people have now died from the virus...

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It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 4,386 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 122,000 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.

Things are only getting worse...

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The virus continues to rapidly spread, and traces of the disease have already been discovered and confirmed in 8 other countries including here in America, the U.K, Italy, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

The United Nations even declared a global emergency...

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The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.

And everyone has been asking the same thing...

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What is it that's causing this deadly virus?

There are many theories...

But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.

Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...

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Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.

But regardless of where it comes from, the virus can be spread quickly and easily...

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And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.

Scientists have been working tirelessly in a bid to find a vaccine...

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But despite generous donations made to the cause, they have so far had no luck.

People all around the world are panicking.

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It's a dire situation.

And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.

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People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.

And last month, the panic peaked when the head of Wuhan Hospital, the city known for being at the center of the crisis, tragically died.

He is the first hospital director to die from contracting the deadly virus.

His death was confirmed by People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's Communist Party.

This is utterly devastating news.

It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...

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And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.

Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...

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And it's showing no signs of slowing down.

As stated earlier, the coronavirus has infected numerous different countries now...

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And the United States is now one of them.

The number of cases here in America is rising...

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So far, 1,016 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and thirty-one have reportedly died.

And the disease is only expected to continue spreading...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a few weeks ago that it expects the coronavirus to spread in the United States and has asked Americans to prepare for when the virus hits, not if, CNN reported.

Preparations are underway...

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And hospitals across the country are bracing themselves for an influx of infected patients.

And for San Francisco, conditions have been deemed as too dire...

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As they have become the first U.S. city to declare an official state of emergency... Despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus.

Declaring an emergency will enable the county to stock up on medical supplies and facilities...

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And will allow nurses and doctors to prepare for a possible influx of patients.

Evidently, the coronavirus has been causing people all around the world to suffer from serious panic...

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And many are experiencing anxiety and worry over the impending doom the virus brings with it.

And now, it seems that there is a reason for people to really start panicking.

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The BBC has reported yesterday that the coronavirus has been officially confirmed by the WHO as a pandemic.

As global panic escalates, one company has landed itself in serious hot water...

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Disturbing pictures have gone viral of a migrant worker forced to dress as a hand sanitizer.

The pictures were taken in the lobby of oil giant, Saudi Aramco's, headquarters.

They've caused widespread outrage, and rightly so. Keep scrolling to take a look at the snaps and what people have been saying about them...

The pictures first emerged online on Tuesday.

And they depicted a man wearing a face mask and a box with the words "hand sanitizer" written on it, as well as an actual soap dispenser.

The pictures were quickly slammed for being racist and exploitative.

"Incidents like these leave me speechless! like where do I even start... how is this even normalized!?" wrote one Twitter user.

Many pointed out this:

Saudi Arabia has hit the headlines numerous times for the mistreat of its millions of migrant workers.

Others hailed the move all-out "inhumane."

"wtf?? so there’s not even a single person who’s educated enough to just take that sanitizer and hang it on the wall instead and stop them from taking pictures? whoever came up with this stupid idea should be punished. I’m so confused??"
This is awful...