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Russian Man Pranks Being Infected By Coronavirus; Police Files Charges

The Moscow police are seeking a criminal case after a video emerged on the Moscow subway that sparked an uproar, where an individual fakes being infected with the coronavirus. This was sated by the Russian Interior Ministry Spokeswoman Irina Volk and reported by TASS.

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“The Moscow police have found evidence of inappropriate and disruptive public behaviour on the Moscow metro after monitoring Internet sources and mass media.

On February 2, a young man fainted on a train headed from the Polezhaevskaya metro station to the Ulitsa 1905 Goda subway station, faking a sudden seizure.

His co-conspirators vociferously announced that he had come down with a dangerous viral infection, triggering panic among the passengers. Footage of the incident was then published on a video platform,” Volk elaborated.

She noted that the Moscow police had initiated criminal proceedings on charges of hooliganism. One of the suspects has been detained. Police are currently searching for his accomplices.

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