Man Pretends To Die From Coronavirus (Photo Credit: YouTube )
A man from Moscow might likely face prison of upto five years for pretending to die from the deadly coronavirus in public underground train and creating havoc in a cruel prank. The prank that is infuriating people from across the globe shows the prankster in tracksuit and a mask suddenly pretending to fall on the floor convulsing as some rush to his aide while others flee for their lives shouting “Coronavirus! Coronavirus!”
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Within no time, the whole prank that was filmed on camera blogger Karomat Dzhaborov and his friends caught the attention of the authorities who booked them for creating ‘panic’ on the subway.
The blogger’s lawyer however insists that his client’s prank was more or a public message on the deadly virus telling RT, “The aim was to attract public attention to the lack of face masks; to the problem of the coronavirus problem and the need for people to protect themselves with masks’’.
Two of the prankster's accomplices were also detained on Monday and have been placed under travel restrictions. The court has ordered 30 days of detention for the prankster himself in addition to a probable 5 years imprisonment.
In a similar situation, a 29-year-old man travelling from Toronto to Montego Bay, Jamaica forced a plane to turn around by announcing that he had the deadly virus, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 1000.
“A male was causing a disturbance on the flight, saying he had been to China and had the coronavirus,” a police spokeswoman told Reuters.