Manchester news Coronation Street's Maria Connor distracts viewers with mask-wearing blunder Manchester united news
MetiNews.Com - The Corrie character received a barrage of criticism
Breaking News ! Coronation Street viewers questioned Maria Connor's actions as she visited her man Gary Windass in hospital. The soap has now incorporated coronavirus into the storylines after returning to filming last month. Maria, played by Samia Longchambon, was wearing a mask as she sat by her fiance's bedside after he was knocked down in a hit and run. But when Gary woke up in Friday's Corrie, Maria pulled her bee-patterned mask down to speak to him. "Is Maria trying to kill him with Covid? Put your mask on properly!" said one viewer. Maria visited Gary (Image: ITV/Coronation Street) "Put your mask back on Maria," said another. "I thought that why wear it on her chin? Even if you live with the patient you still have to wear your mask properly," said another viewer on Twitter. Another exclaimed: "Seemed little point her wearing it!" "Maria pulling the mask down to talk to Gary...what was the point," commented another soap watcher. "Jeez Maria, that's right, when you're just breathing wear the mask, the minute you start talking (and spitting) take it down. Great message to send out Corrie!" raged another.
. "Maria not wearing a mask AND rubbing her nose. Great advice," said one. "Maria naughty girl, pulling your mask down under the chin and rubbing your nose. In hospital too lol naughty naughty," commented another. But another fan defended: "Can't you just allow the show a little artistic licence, and appreciate the fact that they're actually working at all - under very difficult conditions - to entertain you?"
Gary was knocked out
(Image: ITV/Coronation Street)
Following government guidance, all patients and visitors need to wear a face covering or a face mask in a hospital building. Another viewer picked up on her story about singing The Smiths song There Is a Light That Never Goes Out while cutting someone's hair with clippers at the barber shop.
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"Maria wouldn’t be ‘singing at the top of her lungs’ while doing someone’s hair she’d be wearing a mask???!!!!" they tweeted.
Coronation Street can keep filming despite sudden Greater Manchester lockdown measures
Maria rushed to hospital after being told that Gary had been knocked down by a car in the world's first socially distanced stunt filmed with the actors sticking to the two metre distance guidelines. His ex Sarah Barlow claimed she had been distracted by her mobile phone and Gary had saved her. However, neighbour Tyrone Dobbs revealed Gary had actually been chasing her down the street. When Maria questioned why she’d lied, Sarah brushed them off, hiding the dark secret she's uncovered that Gary had killed his former loan shark boss Rick Neelan and buried his body in the woods.
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