Last Updated on February 2, 2020
Video footage shows deplaning Indonesian passengers being sprayed with liquid by men in yellow hazmat gear, presumably in an attempt to fight the coronavirus.
The tanks holding the disinfectant liquid appear to be labeled “ALKOHOL.”
The passengers, many of whom are clad in religious garb and facemasks but with no eye protection, are unceremoniously doused with the spray as they descend the airplane staircase.
Clothes and personal belongings appear to be of particular interest to the hazmat crew, but some passengers take blasts direct to the face from the hose.
The video was posted to Twitter by @russian_market with the caption “They call it disinfection? Indonesia… no words.”
They call it disinfection? Indonesia… no words. pic.twitter.com/FUS85aJ5n1
— Wallstreetbets (@russian_market) February 2, 2020
The video surfaces as the makers of British cleaning product Dettol were forced to issue a statement warning the public that their product would not cure coronavirus after smoothbrain shoppers posted images on social media of Dettol bottles that bore the words “kills … cold viruses (human coronavirus and RSV).”
In related news, this writer wrote last week about a Chinese state newspaper posting an image of a what it claimed was a brand new “coronavirus hospital” but was actually an Alibaba stock photo:
Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times posted an image of a purported “novel coronavirus hospital” called Huoshenshan Hospital on Twitter Monday.
“1st building of #Wuhan‘s special novel #Coronavirus hospital, Huoshenshan Hospital, completed construction on Monday, in 16 hours,” the tweet read. “It is expected to be transferred to the military for management on February 2. Another Leishenshan Hospital is also under construction.”
1st building of #Wuhan‘s special novel #Coronavirus hospital, Huoshenshan Hospital, completed construction on Monday, in 16 hours. It is expected to be transferred to the military for management on February 2. Another Leishenshan Hospital is also under construction. pic.twitter.com/fYcpqRH8S3
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) January 27, 2020
The tweet was quickly scrutinized by people who noticed that the image of Huoshenshan Hospital provided by Global Times is actually an Alibaba stock photo for a portable “container school building.”
The images have been available on the internet months prior to the tweet by Global Times celebrating a new “hospital.”
The Container School Building is a product produced by K-Home, a company based in Hongqi District, Xinxiang, China.
The tweet appears to have been deleted following National File’s reporting.