Cops hunt virus denier who filmed himself licking cash machine and saying 'Coronavirus, my a***'
POLICE are hunting a coronavirus denier who filmed himself licking a cash machine before saying: "Coronavirus, my a***."
Video footage shows the man leaning over and licking all of the keys on the ATM in an apparent bid to prove Covid-19 isn't real.
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The man, who appears to use a crutch but has not been named, said he had licked every single key on two cash machines in Sheffield.
South Yorkshire Police said they were investigating the incidents.
In a post on Facebook, the supposed culprit said: "I've been going out everyday since lockdown.
"I licked two cash machines, each and every button.
"If you people don't believe, I will have to prove to you are all being lied to by a thieving government."
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: "We can confirm that the content of the video has been reported to police and enquiries are ongoing."
Coronavirus is an airborne virus, spread in a similar way to colds and the flu, meaning anyone who now touches the cash machine could be at risk.
It is incredibly contagious and is spread through contact with anything the virus is on as well as infected breath, coughs, sneezes or saliva.
This means that anyone who is infected can pass it on to any surface or person they breathe on or touch.
Earlier this month The Sun revealed Covid hoaxers are being allowed to keep spreading bogus claims on Facebook about empty hospitals and vaccine conspiracies.
One former NHS worker who called Covid a "load of b******s" boasted she swerved a 30-day ban from the social media giants by using a back-up account.
Louise Hampton, 37, who has become a figurehead for Covid conspiracy theorists, has claimed people are "afraid to go to hospitals" and that the Government has just "rebranded the flu".
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She bragged about swerving a month-long Facebook ban to continue spouting anti-lockdown theories and air the views of other Covid cranks by setting up a back-up profile page with almost 6,000 followers.
Another woman, Hannah Dean, was fined £200 for filming inside hospitals and falsely claimed they are not busy with Covid patients.
But videos from the hospitals can still be seen on her Facebook page despite police fining her for the "highly disrespectful and misleading" stunt.
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