One influencer learned the hard way that the Coronavirus isn’t to be taken lightly.
Just a few days after the influencer GayShawnMendes took part in a ‘Coronavirus challenge’ that involved licking the edge of a toilet seat, he now claims that he tested positive for the disease.
The challenge started on TikTok as a way to mock growing fears of the coronavirus and how it’s transmitted.
GayShawnMendes, also called Larz, shared his health status a few days after he took part in the challenge. Larz reportedly posted “I tested positive for Coronavirus,” with footage of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter, from an account that has since been suspended.
While its still unsure if Larz actually has the virus or if it is also a part of his stunt, studies found that the disease can stay on surfaces of copper for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and steel for up to 72 hours.https://www.instagram.com/p/B-NRdA0DCLN/?igshid=bru7mqpu2tll