Chinese police throw net over "victim" in staged coronavirus exercise

The mask-wearing driver is questioned by police as part of the practice exercise, and when he fails to cooperate is stopped and forced from his vehicle before what looks like a common fishing net is thrown over his head.

Unable to counter the dramatic intervention, the hapless victim is surrounded by officials – with some of the police wearing uniforms with the word SWAT written on them in English.

The footage was posted on Weibo – the Chinese equivalent of Twitter – and TikTok by the local security authority.