On the filmed sequence, we can see the individual who, after having removed his mask, puts his fingers to his mouth to collect his saliva which he will then spread on the metro bar in front of him. An attitude that should normally be avoided in these times when the coronavirus is wreaking havoc and whose compliance with hygiene rules is essential.
The man who was visibly intoxicated was arrested after the reaction of the Société des transports intercommunaux de Bruxelles (Stib).
Ma soeur m’envoie ça, je la laisse rentrer à la maison ou pas ? pic.twitter.com/sNsHgX6Y64
— Hisoka 🎭 (@Mous_taffe) March 9, 2020
The Société des transports intercommunaux de Bruxelles (Stib) also indicated on Twitter that the subway train in question was ” withdrawn from service to be disinfected “.
L’homme (en état d’ivresse) a été interpellé par la police et notre service de sécurité. La rame de métro a été retirée du service pour être désinfectée. Merci pour votre message. Nos métros sont nettoyés chaque jour.
— STIB-MIVB (@STIBMIVB) March 9, 2020
According to the latest news, Belgium has 239 people infected with the coronavirus. However, there is no evidence that this man is one of them. To reassure its users, Stib says that Belgian metros are “cleaned every day”.