Horrifying video below shows a coronavirus-stricken man spit in the face of another traveler in Thailand before boarding a train and dropping dead.
Anan Sahoh, 56, tested positive for the virus after he was discovered dead Tuesday on the train from Bangkok to the southern city of Narathiwat, Metro UK reported.
Before embarking on the journey, Sahoh was seen on surveillance footage spitting on an unidentified man buying tickets at the Bang Sue station in Bangkok, the outlet reported.
He then passed a mandatory temperature check to board the train, where he was seen vomiting and coughing, the outlet reported.
Sahoh later fatally collapsed in front of a toilet when the train reached the Thap Sakae district station, the report said.
Medical personnel performed tests on him that confirmed he had been positive for COVID-19, the outlet reported.
Thai authorities are now desperately trying to trace the victim at Bang Sue station amid fears he could be infected with Covid-19.
“We are now worried about a man that was spat at in the security camera footage,” he said. “Initially, we coordinated with the railway police but they have not found him yet. We want to announce that if anyone knows him or if he has heard about the news, then he should please go to the hospital immediately.”
Medics said that Anan had recently returned from Pakistan and passed through the country’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. He had a ‘fit to fly’ health certificate and was not detected by thermal scans or temperature checks at the airport.
It’s believed 15 passengers were on board the same carriage as Anan. Officials said they quarantined 11 people, including two rail staff from Bang Sue station, a security guard, seven railway workers and a railway police officer.
Watch the video below