China Coronavirus Tourist Climbs Airport Security Wall

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report 

Video Credit: AsiaWire/@CVO_II

This is the moment an angry Chinese tourist tries to climb the wall of an airport screening area after he was reportedly taken for extra tests.

The video was recorded at Senai International Airport in the town of Senai, Kulai District in Malaysia after the unnamed Chinese passenger was reportedly sent for extra screening.

Picture Credit: AsiaWire/@CVO_II

In the video, the tourist can be seen knocking on the glass wall of the area he is waiting in. The tourist, wearing a face mask, then begins trying to climb the glass wall before airport staff shout at him to get down.

It is unclear if the tourist was punished for his actions.

There have been 2,880 confirmed cases of the coronavirus since it first emerged in Wuhan city in central China.

The virus has led to the deaths of 81 victims and the head of the National Health Commission in China, Ma Xiaowei, warned that battling the virus is difficult as it had been discovered that it can spread during the incubation period, which lasts one to 14 days, unlike SARS.

Xiaowei said “there are signs…the virus is becoming more transmissible” with hidden carriers “making controlling the outbreak a lot more difficult”.

The chief of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Gao Fu, said that the epidemic “is still growing” but confirmed there had been no signs the virus is mutating.

The clip has been viewed over 820,000 times and received over 19,000 comments, including one netizen using the hashtag #boycottouristsfromChinafornow and #chinatouristdity .

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