As the coronavirus continues to spread in countries across the world, people are coming together in facing what, for many, is the most difficult thing they’ve faced.
But now a spine-tingling video has surfaced on social media which probably won’t make anyone feel any more at ease. So if you’re stressed about coronavirus, you might want to look away now.
The video, which was posted on Instagram and Twitter earlier this week, appears to show an Amazon delivery worker in Los Angeles spitting on a person's package after dropping it off at the front door.
The person claiming to be the recipient of the package wrote on Twitter and Instagram:
I received the box and saw a big wet spot and then checked the camera!
This alleged incident is particularly distressing seeing as studies show that the virus can live for up to 24 hours on cardboard.
In response, an Amazon spokesperson said:
This is clearly not representative of drivers who deliver for Amazon and the care they take for customers around the world every day.
We are aggressively investigating to understand what may have occurred in this situation. If it truly was a malicious act by the driver, we will be sure he is held accountable, up through and including law enforcement action.
Strangely, the person claiming to have received the package has deleted the tweet containing a video of the alleged incident. But according to an update on their Instagram, an Amazon customer service representative confirmed that the driver was from a third-party delivery service and has been reported.
After this update was posted, the post was also deleted from Instagram.
The video emerges as cases of coronavirus pass 100,00 in the US alone. If you’re reading from the UK and are concerned about Covid-19, here’s the latest NHS guidelines. Otherwise be sure to check the latest advice in your area.