SHOCKING footage shows a “coronavirus-riddled” bus passenger deliberately coughing and sneezing on a journalist on live TV.
The disgusting clip, taken from a news report by Argentinian website Cronica, was filmed at a bus station in the country’s capital Buenos Aires.
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Correspondent Marco Bustamante was reporting on the exodus of foreign nationals returning to their home countries amid the virus outbreak when the incident occurred.
As he spoke, the culprit approached him and accused him of lying before declaring “I have coronavirus”, Cronica reports.
He can be seen leaping from his seat and walking towards the shocked reporter, coughing and sneezing in his direction.
The vile assailant then grins and waves his victim away as he heads back to the bench.
Cops were called and rushed to the scene, detaining and isolating the attacker, the website reported.
It is not clear if he really was suffering from the deadly disease.
South America has seen relatively low virus infection rates so far, but numbers are expected to rise.
Argentina has had 79 confirmed cases, including two deaths.
There have been more than 200,000 people infected by Covid-19 around the world, with over 8,000 deaths.
Sadly the news report is not the first time someone has been filmed deliberately coughing on others since the outbreak began.
An outraged Aussie commuter was videoed calling out a woman for purposely spluttering in his direction during a heated row about spreading the bug this month.
The spat unfolded on a train in Sydney after a woman apparently let out a cough without properly covering her face.
And just weeks ago Thai Airlines cabin crew were filmed tackling a passenger who was accused of deliberately coughing on staff.
One airline employee holds the woman in a headlock as others rush to his aid and restrain her, pleading with her to “stay down”.