A very alarming video has been making the rounds on social media. Fair warning though, the images and video may be disturbing to some, especially during this coronavirus outbreak.
Man in Thailand Spat At Someone’s Face, Dropped Dead Shortly & Was Tested Positive for COVID-19
A Facebook page, In The Now, shared a video containing a CCTV footage. The man featured in the video was caught spitting at someone’s face and looked visibly unwell.
He was later found to test positive for the coronavirus… after he dropped dead on the train.
In the video, the man can be seen limping and struggling to walk with a crutch. He then suddenly spits at someone’s face for no apparent reason at all.
He was also recorded buying a train ticket at the counter at a train station in Thailand.
After spitting, he was also seen coughing and vomiting.
However, he reportedly was later found dead on the train as mentioned in the video.
Investigations were launched regarding the case and the man was found to test positive for the highly contagious coronavirus.
Since it was uploaded, the video has garnered more than 764k views and 13k shares.
In a follow-up, State Railway of Thailand Director Thakoon Intrachom said, “We want to announce that if anyone knows him or if he has heard about the news to please go to the hospital immediately.”
At Least 11 People Came Into Contact With The Man
Unfortunately, at least 11 people had come into contact with the infected man and are undergoing quarantine.
The train carriages have also been disinfected.
You can watch the video here.
The Situation In Thailand
On Sunday, Thailand reported 102 new coronavirus cases and three deaths.
In total, Thailand has 2,169 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
Twenty-three people have died in Thailand since the outbreak first emerged in January.
On Friday, police and soldiers set up hundreds of checkpoints across Thailand to enforce an indefinite nationwide curfew.
This effectively barred outsiders from entering in order to prevent further spread of the COVID-19.
However, those transporting medical supplies and health workers travelling to and from work are exempted from this curfew.
The authorities revealed that a total of 421 checkpoints would be set up all over the country.
There’s a reason why Thailand has resorted to strict measures as of late.
Since last month, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand has surged from a few dozen to a whopping number of over 2,000. Thus, the government scrambled to impose stricter social isolation measures.
It’s definitely a trying time for everyone, but it’s so important to practice social responsibility and to be mindful of others and not repeat such behaviour if you are ill. Stay safe everyone.