This is the moment a heavyset nurse throws a woman off a train for refusing to wear a face mask.
The incident was filmed at the Carandiru tube station on the Sao Paulo Metro in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.
In the footage, a masked heavyset woman, reportedly a nurse in uniform, is seen confronting a seated woman for allegedly refusing to wear a face mask and showing a “lack of respect for other people”.
The nurse apparently grabs the woman’s bag and kicks it off the tube, forcing the unmasked woman to leave the carriage to get it.
When the passenger tries to get back on the tube, the nurse stops her and pushes her away from the closing doors.
Other passengers then clap and cheer the burly nurse as the unmasked woman bangs on the closed doors.
Metro officials said they were not informed of the incident and no one filed a complaint at the time. However, they pointed out that passengers should inform them about commuters refusing to obey health measures on the MetroConecta app so trained employees can deal with the matter, including “withdrawing the right to travel to those who insist on non-compliance”.
The Sao Paulo authorities imposed the use of face masks in public places on 31st March 2021.
According to reports, Sao Paulo has seen increase in ICU bed occupation from 40 on 11th January to 111 on 12th January.