"I just came back from Hunan province, the capital of the coronavirus, I'm not feeling too well, Thank you"
A Canadian YouTuber has created panic on board in a WestJet flight after announcing that he was infected with coronavirus.
Canada's Ontario Police charged the YouTuber, James Potok on accounts with mischief and breach of recognizance, reports NDTV.
A footage from the flight from Toronto to Montego Bay showed the man with a surgical mask and a pair of gloves, declaring to the passengers that "I just came back from Hunan province, the capital of the coronavirus, I'm not feeling too well, Thank you."
The airline was compelled to turn around the fight carrying 250 people back to Toronto, thanks to the antics of the "unruly guest".
Upon being apprehended, Potok said "I was looking to get a viral video. I figured it would invoke some kind of reaction, like ''this kid's crazy,'' whatever it is," The Verge quoted Global News.
"I'm an artist," he said. "Any publicity for myself is good publicity," he added.
James Potok is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 9.