A SICK commuter has been caged after smearing bodily fluids on a train station lift amid coronavirus fears.
The 32-year-old was caught on camera licking his fingers before wiping his hands around the lift in Bangkok, Thailand.
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He has now been jailed for 15 daysCredit: ViralPress
He also touched his privates and started pressing buttons on the lift before repeating the process in sickening video footage.
Cops launched an urgent hunt for the man over fears he may have been infected with the deadly disease.
BTS sky train staff also disinfected the lift to curb the spread of the killer bug, which has so far killed more than 20,000 worldwide.
The suspect later admitted being the sicko in the video after he was found wandering close to the station.
Police Colonel Patikorn Sornchai said: “We do not know whether he was infected with a coronavirus so we had to be careful while arresting him. He was then immediately taken for checks at the hospital.”
He was later caged for 15 days after being convicted of maliciously causing a public nuisance.
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Thailand was the first country to confirm a case coronavirus outside China – with the number of people infected now rising to 934.
There have so far been four deaths, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declaring an emergency decree will take effect on Thursday allowing the government to impose curfews and block travel.
It comes after police in Warrenton, Virginia, arrested a man filmed licking groceries, saying “who is scared of coronavirus”.
Cody Pfister, 26, has been charged with making a terrorist threat following the “disgusting” act at a Walmart.
Viewers as far away as the UK and Netherlands are said to have made reports to the police.
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Police said in a statement: “We take these complaints very seriously and would like to thank all of those who reported the video so the issue could be addressed.”
Piers Morgan, one of the hosts of Good Morning Britain, aired the clip on Monday as he blasted the gross behaviour.
He showed the video in the hope people in the UK don’t get the same idea.
He then touched buttons in the liftCredit: ViralPress