Drunk Man Punches COVID-19 Checkpoint Volunteer

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This coronavirus checkpoint volunteer at a gated community filmed the moment she was punched by a drunk resident who at first refused to wear a mask and did not like being filmed.

The disease-prevention worker named as Ms Liu reportedly refused entry to the intoxicated Mr Li, 50, on the grounds that he was not following official COVID-19 guidelines.

In mobile phone footage taken by Ms Liu on 12th March, she can be seen backing away from Mr Li as he stands near her without a mask.

The incident outside the Hyde Park Residential District in Wuzhi County, in Central China’s Henan Province, kicked off as Mr Li attempted to enter the gated community without a mask.

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Mr Li eventually puts his mask on, but the quarrel escalates when he sees that he is being filmed.

Despite a number of people trying to hold him back, Mr Li swears at Ms Liu and punches her in the face.

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Ms Liu collapses to the ground and begins crying, the video shows.

She is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

The drunk suspect is later seen being escorted away by the police, who have confirmed he is being held for assault as an investigation continues.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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