Man gives 500 face masks for coronavirus to police, runs away: Video

A Chinese man ran into a police station, left 500 face masks to help combat the coronavirus, and then ran away, showed unverified video circulating on social media on Wednesday.

The video, shared by users on Twitter and published by several media outlets, reportedly shows a man at a police station in Anhui Province, which borders Hubei province to the west. The capital of Hubei, Wuhan, is the site of the deadly outbreak of coronavirus, also known by many as corona.

Footage shows a man running into a police station and leaving what appear to be masks on the country. Two policemen are then seen chasing the man, apparently to thank him for his gesture. The two policemen then salute into the distance.

The footage remains unverified but was going viral on Wednesday with the hashtag #coronavirus. Some users praised the man for his gesture.

Coronavirus has killed more than 130 people and infected more than 6,000 people globally, most of them in China. Symptoms include coughing, fever, and breathing problems. To avoid contracting the disease, the World Health Organization recommends frequently cleaning hands, avoiding uncooked meats, and avoiding contact with humans who have a fever or cough, and animals.

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