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How this 'coronavirus hairstyle' is helping raise awareness in Africa

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Both girls had their hair done in a trendy style that imitates the shape of the coronavirus.
Both girls had their hair done in a trendy style that imitates the shape of the coronavirus.
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While salons in South Africa remain closed to curb the spread of the killer coronavirus, people have been tearing their hair out wondering what to do with their crowns. Some have taken matters into their own hands, trimming their relaxed ends, braiding their hair or shaving it off completely.

In Kenya, where salons can operate under strict conditions, hairdresser Sharon Refa has erected a makeshift shop beside a busy road in the township of Kibera, Nairobi. Sharon’s salon recently came under the spotlight when she started braiding children’s hair in a ’do dubbed the coronavirus hairstyle.

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