VAAL TRIANGLE - The South African Petroleum Retailers Association (SAPRA), which represents 750 fuel stations, has requested that all customers wear masks when they enter convenience stores. This follows government's advice that South Africans should start wearing cloth masks to help limit the spread of Covid-19. Health minister Zweli Mkhize last week said that they recommend the widespread use of masks. He also recommended that people use cloth masks and make sure it has three-layers. SAPRA director Vishal Premlall yesterday said in a statement that the masks could help protect customers as well as workers at petrol stations. Premlall said essential workers – employees at petrol stations don’t have the option of staying home. Instead, they risk their health every day, not only on public transport to reach the workplace, but also by serving hundreds of customers who may or may not be infected.