By Rakesh Vuppu On April 9th, 2020

A video is being shared with the claim that a man has spit in the face of a fellow passenger in a subway to spread Coronavirus. In the video, the man spits on a standing passenger when the doors of a subway train were closing, and he was later beaten for his act. FACTLY has found the video to be an old one. The incident took place at 34th Street Penn Station subway station in Manhattan (New York). The first case of novel Coronavirus in the USA was reported on 21 January 2020. So, the video has nothing to do with the spreading of Coronavirus.

Sources:
Claim Facebook post (archived)
Fact https://nypost.com/2019/08/02/man-quickly-finds-out-he-spit-on-the-wrong-subway-riders-face/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7317359/Straphanger-mercilessly-beats-passenger-unconscious-stranger-SPITS-face.html
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0121-novel-coronavirus-travel-case.html


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Originally published at Factly