This is the moment a woman is dragged kicking and screaming from a crowded supermarket for refusing to wear a surgical mask during the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
The unnamed female shopper from the city of Longgang in East China’s Zhejiang Province is said to have ignored an official disease-prevention order making it compulsory to wear masks in public spaces.
According to reports, the woman attempted to enter a local RT-Mart supermarket branch but was refused at the entrance.
Despite being offered a one-time use surgical mask by supermarket staff, the woman refused to wear it and allegedly barged into the crowded market.
But video taken by witnesses shows the woman screaming and shouting as a security guard drags her out of the supermarket by one arm.
She cries: “Help! Help!” but no bystanders intervene.
As she gets to her feet, the woman again tries to force her way into the supermarket but is blocked by the same guard.
She is later seen wearing a face mask as uniformed police officers escort her away.
She is expected to be punished for ignoring the province-wide mask mandate, no fine had been announced at the time of writingㄔ
With 1,006 confirmed cases, Zhejiang places third on the list of provinces worst hit by the novel coronavirus.
The second is Guangdong with 1,018 confirmed infected, while Hubei – where Wuhan is located – tops the list with more than 22,000 cases.
The outbreak has so far killed 637 people and infected 31,180 in mainland China.
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