A Covid denier has been filmed coughing on shoppers before mocking them in a supermarket.
The unnamed woman was filmed at a Super Saver supermarket in Lincoln in the US state of Nebraska on August 27.
In the video posted to Twitter, she coughs on the people filming her as she tries to pass them. She is not wearing a mask.
The woman filming calls staff in, complaining about the coughing woman’s behaviour.
"You guys are so cute," she says.
Another woman asks her why she’s not wearing a mask and she says she doesn’t need to have one because she’s not sick and “neither are you”.
"I have allergies. Maybe I have a medical issue. I don't need to wear a mask,” she says, before stepping forward to cough close to the other shoppers.
It’s not clear what sparked the confrontation but the woman filming claims she continued to follow her around the supermarket.
Lincoln, where this was filmed, introduced a mask mandate for indoor settings on August 26.
Nebraska reported 5,649 new virus cases last week for the 11th straight week of increases, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Omaha World-Herald reported that’s up from 4,916 cases the week before and 3,464 cases the previous week. The state was reporting 253 cases per week in late June when officials declared an end to the state virus emergency.
The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Nebraska rose over the past two weeks from 575.29 new cases per day on August 23 to 693.43 new cases per day on Monday.
with The Associated Press
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