Coronavirus outbreak: Viral video shows man escape deadly disease using clever trick

CORONAVIRUS fears have heightened as there are nine confirmed cases of the deadly infection in the UK as the death toll rises to 1,370.

Coronavirus spread from Wuhan province in China and received the name (COVID-19). The deadly epidemic is being treated as a global emergency as the number of cases outside of China’s borders grows. At least 60,335 people were infected, the majority of whom were in China. Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand are chasing China with 50, 4750 and 35 infections respectively.

In a viral video, one person came up with an ingenious plan to stop from touching elevator buttons which infected people could have touched.

The person touched the button with their lighter then burned the metal clip.

Twitter users were impressed calling the idea “smart”.

One commented: “That’s smart. I hope I never need this technique in the US.”

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Coronavirus spread from Wuhan province in China and received the name (COVID-19) (Image: GETTY)

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The deadly epidemic is being treated as a global emergency (Image: GETTY )

Another added: “I'll add this to my shopping list along with Hazmat and Igloo.”

One even noted the sustainability of the idea. He wrote: “I wonder if this will work. They said the coronavirus dies after getting a heat of 56C for up to 20 minutes. A tissue paper or other disposable item would be better, not very sustainable though.”

It comes as Japan announced its first death as a result of the coronavirus.

Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said that a woman in her 80s who lived in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, has died from the virus.

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At least 60,335 people were infected, the majority of whom were in China (Image: TWITTER)

More viruses are set to follow, warned scientist Kate Broderick.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Dr Kate Broderick claimed more deadly viruses like coronavirus are set to hit the world in the coming years simply because of how modern society works. The vaccine expert argued the way people travel around the globe and rising population levels will cause more viral outbreaks in the near future.

Asked by Holly Willoughby if the world is likely to witness something of this scale "again and again", the scientist replied: “Unfortunately yes.

“Giving myself as an example, I’m going to leave here and jump on a plane for 12 hours to California.

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Coronavirus symptoms (Image: EXPRESS)

“Just because global travel is so an everyday occurrence, people move around the world so quickly today.

“Also population levels have never been greater so there’s a huge impact to that.

“And climate change is a major player in these viral outbreaks as well.”

The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, raising fresh questions about the scale of the crisis.

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