Another shocking instance of a Covidiot on board was reported by the Edinburg News, over the weekend. Things turned untoward on Sunday’s EasyJet Flight from Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Edinburgh, when a lady passenger refused to wear a face mask and rebuked those who cautioned her.

“Everybody dies, you know that?!” said the woman as she hollered at the flight attendant, as per the video footage that went viral. “Every f–king body dies, whether it’s corona or not! Everybody dies!” she added. That’s not all.

The lady in question is seen coughing on other passengers before being thrown out of the Scotland-bound flight. The footage, which was shot by a fellow passenger, sparked fury online, more so as the unidentified woman is shown repeating how “Everyone dies, that’s the only thing that’s real!” as she’s escorted off the flight, much to the annoyance of those around her. The lady was asked to “get a life” and “wise up” after things began to spiral out of control.

The pesky passenger was fussy, and made multiple (inconvenient) requests, right from the get-go. “The EasyJet staff were really good at handling it,” said the man to the media outlet. “They accommodated her when she asked for a row of seats to herself, then they politely asked her to wear a mask. She just started shouting,” he added.

It was then reported that the lady was arrested by airline cops in Belfast for flouting COVID-19 rules and wreaking havoc on the flight. While further developments are awaited, an EasyJet spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the report. The airline subsequently released a statement: In line with EASA [European Aviation Safety Agency] guidelines, all passengers are currently required to bring their own face covering for their flight which must be worn during boarding and onboard, except when eating or drinking. We will not tolerate disruptive behavior towards other passengers and crew.

The novel coronavirus has affected 40.3 million people globally, while the fatality rate currently stands at 1.12 million. The world health organization continues to stress how crucial it is for people to put on masks, and maintain social distancing to curb the spread of infection.

FLIGHT Ground crew are seen parking an Aer Lingus Airbus A320 away from the passenger terminals at Dublin Airport, in the Republic of Ireland in this June 2, 2002 file photograph. Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, on December 1, 2008, issued a new all-cash offer to buy Irish rival Aer Lingus. Photograph taken on June 2, 2002. REUTERS/Paul McErlane/Files (BELGIUM)