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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Moron Who Licked Toilet Bowl Now In Hospital With The Bug

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A man who filmed himself licking a toilet bowl in the 'coronavirus challenge' is now reportedly ill in hospital with the deadly disease.

In bizarre footage posted on TikTok, the man can be seen placing his mouth around the bowl and extending his tongue.

According to Piers Morgan on GMB, the same man is now receiving treatment.

The presenter said: "You may remember also the other idiot, this is also in America, as part of the coronavirus challenge some morons are doing, went into his local toilet cubicle and licked the bowl.

"I think this called karma - he's got coronavirus."

The so-called 'coronavirus challenge' - which sees people share videos online of themselves licking objects in public places - has been slammed as "highly irresponsible" by health experts.

Shocking videos have been shared across various social media platforms in direct contradiction to official advice to stop the Covid-19 spread.

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The craze began after a TikTok influencer shared a clip of herself licking an plane toilet seat as someone says "it's corona time".

She told Metro : "I was tired of that b***h corona getting more publicity than ME. I’m the real celebrity."

The woman, who the news platform opted not to name, said health experts "can suck it" and claimed "I'm fine".

She went on to say if her actions lead to other people becoming ill with the deadly virus "that's their problem".

In another upload a man licks a pole on public transport to the disgust of another who moves away, while a further video sees a man - whose Twitter account has now been suspended - licking a public toilet seat.

Metro reports TikTok has confirmed it will remove all challenge content from the site - though a trio of clips from Britain showing a man licking a car door handle, scooter and other surfaces was still live on Tuesday night.

One of those videos has accumulated over one million views.

He also licks a football, ipad, laptop keyboard and tree, among other things - and similar challenge videos have been uploaded to Instagram and Twitter.

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As of yesterday, #CoronavirusChallenge has been views has been viewed 931.6 million times on TikTok, however, the hashtag is also being used by the British Red Cross and World Health Organisation to share pandemic advice.

Retired doctor John Campbell who shared Covid-19 videos online, told Metro "this bizarre behaviour" could spread the virus or even see those doing the challenges contract it.

While NHS England has also expressed outrage at the behaviour, with medical director of primary care Nikki Kanani calling it "highly irresponsible" and the challenge "pointless".

"Our NHS staff are working round the clock to prepare to treat those who need it during the peak of the pandemic – the last thing they need is internet trends unnecessarily putting people in hospital," she added.

This week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK on lockdown with many people failing to abide by official guidance.

Britain's official cases yesterday soared to 8,077 and death toll hit 422 with the government calling for an NHS volunteer army.

A TiKTok spokesperson said the challenge content is a "violation of our guidelines" and vowed to remove any reported content.

[ By Metro UK ]

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