This fellow is one of the followers of the "holymans" legacy. draped in loose fitting garments and wearing a similar mask, he hides his disfigurement from the world around him. Every one is aware of the physical effects the virus has at this point but it is still strongly rooted in tradition to wear such things in public.
The citizens wearing these robes all have chosen to be infected, be it the power, there strong religious beliefs or whatever the reason. Each is obligated to follow the guidance of the church, but of course there are those who use the virus for there own selfish gain or even break off to wage war on all who "do not fully embrace the gift."
I'll work on these bandits and extremists later.