• A video of a man licking grocery items has gone viral on Twitter
  • British morning TV host Piers Morgan called for the man's arrest
  • The man in the video is believed to be from Missouri but authorities have yet to confirm his identity

A viral video of a man licking grocery toiletries has been circulating on Twitter over the past few hours as Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan called for him to be locked up in jail. The video has since been retweeted and viewed thousands of times as COVID-19 fears heighten.

According to the Daily Mail, the man is heard in the video asking, “Who’s scared of coronavirus?” The video also shows the man in question running his tongue across toiletries at a supermarket.

The identity of the man has yet to be confirmed and whether he is from Missouri, as some people on the social media platform suggested.

Morgan referred to the man as a “moron,” further calling on the government to refuse healthcare for the man should he contract the COVID-19 strain. The British morning TV presenter went on to say that he would like to see the man behind bars immediately.

Missouri now has a total of 128 confirmed coronavirus cases, local news outlet KY3 reported. At least five of the 38 new cases in the state have been linked to a St. Louis preschool, suggesting potential community-transmission in a single county.

So far, 55 COVID-19 cases have been reported in St. Louis County, where establishments and schools have shut down to prevent further infections.

Meanwhile, multiple counties across the state of Missouri have released a “stay-at-home” order as more local officials mull further ways to contain the fast-spreading virus.

Wyandotte County, Johnson County, Kansas City, Jackson County, Leavenworth County, and Platte County have all called on residents to stay inside their homes amid an ongoing outbreak that continues to sweep the United States.

According to ABC affiliate KMBC, the orders from Platte County and Leavenworth County rolled out on Sunday state that people will have to stay indoors starting Tuesday through April 23.

The order states that only residents of the counties who work for important services and business operations will be allowed to step out of their properties. Residents who don’t work for essential sectors will only be allowed to go out if they need to run critical errands or purchase necessities.

As of Monday morning, the U.S. recorded at least 34,407 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 414 people have died in the country and multiple states have ordered non-essential businesses to shut down.

New York makes up for the biggest number of cases in the country, reaching 20,875 as of Monday morning. Of the total tally, 5,707 are new cases.