Police tackle woman to the floor for not wearing her coronavirus mask

A woman has been filmed getting tackled to the ground by police after refusing to wear a face mask in a park amid the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Video shared on Weibo, the country's equivalent of Twitter, shows the woman yelling at a security guard as she attempts to enter a park in Nanning, of Guangxi Province.

She threatens the guard with an umbrella and says: "Go away, s***bag! Take off your uniform!"

One officer is heard saying: "Everyone is wearing a face mask! People older than you are wearing as well."

The woman, whose name has not been revealed, refuses to put on a face mask and get her temperature scanned, according to Southern Metropolitan Post.

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"What have I done wrong?" she questions.

The woman also claims the people who wear face masks "are waiting to die" and tries to walk past the coronavirus checkpoint.

She then says: "People who wear masks are all suspected coronavirus patients, I am not one of them.

"I am a healthy citizen and I don't need one."

Nanning Police officers then tackle the woman to the ground before taking her to the nearby station.

It is unclear if she has been charged.

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According to Nanning City Government's announcement, it is mandatory for all residents to wear face masks when taking transports, strolling in shopping malls and supermarket.

It is voluntary to wear face masks at low-risk areas such as staying indoor alone, driving their own vehicles and going to parks on their own.

China has shown a slowdown in coronavirus cases in the past two weeks while Europe, the Middle East and other Asian countries have seen cases soar.

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The World Health Organization on Thursday called on all nations to “pull out all the stops” to fight the COVID-19.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general at WHO, said: "This epidemic can be pushed back but only with a coordinated and comprehensive approach that engages the entire machinery of government.

"We’re calling on every country to act with speed, scale and clear-minded determination."

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