The woman filmed purposely breathing on a television crew covering a coronavirus anti-lockdown protest in Victoria has reportedly been sacked from her job as an aged care worker.
Her disgusting antics were captured during the protest at Flagstaff Gardens in Melbourne on Saturday and sparked fury online after footage was shared to social media.
She was shown approaching a camera crew and open-mouth breathing in their direction, then breathing towards another group of media while jogging away slowly.
A police officer promptly grabbed the woman and told her, "that's pretty disgusting", and swiftly walked her away from the crowd, with her arguing "no it's not".
"You can't breath on someone, that's disgusting," the officer was heard telling her.
She responded saying, "I don't care", and asked officers not to hurt her or her camera, as several other officers closed in around her.
The woman has since been identified as an employee of aged care provider Baptcare, news.com.au reported.
Baptcare revealed on Tuesday the woman had left the company after her actions were found not to have. aligned with its values.
"Baptcare does not condone the actions of this employee, which were unacceptable, and out of step with our expectations as an employer, and the expectations of the community more broadly,” a spokeswoman said, according to the publication.
"The employee’s behaviour does not align with our core values, centred on respect and wellbeing for others. The employee also failed to practice social distancing, and did not wear a face mask, mandated at this time so as to minimise the spread of infections, such as Covid-19."
Yahoo News Australia has contacted Baptcare for comment.
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