The issue of the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak continues to be a topic of high concern ever since it was announced. The alarming risks, the possibility of contracting the disease and eventually being one of the casualties is enough to make people fall off their seats and do anything they can to avoid getting infected.
In fact, as of writing time, there are already 362 people who died and infected more than 17,300 globally, as it continues to spread beyond China as reported by CNN.
But, how would you react if a man fainted right before your eyes amidst all this chaos about the coronavirus?
Well, we can only imagine all the things we might have done in that exact situation which was why this vlogger is now experiencing backlash as he performed a “coronavirus prank” in a mall.
According to Bombo Radyo, a vlogger who goes by the name “Uragon Vlogger” tried to act like he was a victim of the deadly nCoV at the entrance of a big mall in Brgy. Bitano, Legazpi City.
In a video taken by netizen Jhon Lawrence Morado, a man wearing a white shirt with a black face mask covering his face can be seen. He is deemed to be trying to enter the mall when he suddenly fainted in front of the guards.
NCOV PRANK!! Lahat talaga gagawin para sumikat!!Corona virus prank
Posted by Viral Nanaman on Sunday, 2 February 2020
The video then showed that some mall-goers were left alarmed with the situation that they ended up walking out of the mall as fast as they could.
After just a few moments, the man stood on his own and even did some “stretching”. The said “prank” created panic among the citizens of Legazpi which urged PNP spokesperson PMaj. Joselito Aquino, to file the necessary case against Uragon Vlogger whose real name is Marlon De Vera.
PUBLIC APOLOGY KO PO SA INYONG LAHAT LALO NA PO SA MALL NA PRANK KO PO KANINANG HAPON… HUMIHINGI PO AKO NG KAPATAWARAN SANA PO MAPATAWAD NYO PO AKO… DI KO NA PO UULITIN…MARAMING SALAMAT PO PLEASE GIVE ME A SECOND CHANCE PO…
Posted by Uragon Vlogger fanpage on Sunday, 2 February 2020
Meanwhile, in a separate post, De Vera issued a statement saying he admits to his mistake and even made a public apology after what he did.
Well, what is your opinion about this issue?