This is the disturbing moment a man filmed himself licking an ATM while saying: “Covid, my a*se.”

The shocking footage, taken in Sheffield, was live-streamed on Facebook.

It shows the unnamed man bending over to lick each key of the cash machine.

Yorkshire Live report the supposed culprit said on Facebook: "I've been going out everyday since lockdown, I licked two cash machines each and every button.

"If you people don't believe I will have to prove to you are all being lied to by a thieving government."

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police confirmed the incident has been reported to the police.

The Covid-denier licking the ATM
The Covid-denier licking the ATM

"We can confirm that the content of the video has been reported to police and enquiries are ongoing,” they said.

The UK today reached the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began last year.

An estimated 3.6 million people have also been infected by the virus.

But despite the chilling figures, a small minority of people continue to believe completely false claims that the virus is not real.

An ATM
Coronavirus can be transmissible from touching hard surfaces

The country is currently in a nationwide lockdown to try and ease the burden on the NHS caused by a new more transmissible variant of the virus, that was discovered in December.

At a Downing Street press briefing yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to put any timescale on when the restrictions will be lifted in England.

"The thing is that we have to look at the facts on the ground and we have to monitor those facts, and of course everybody wants to have a timeline for that but I think most people understand why it is difficult to put a timeline on it, because it is a matter of monitoring the data,” he said.

"The prime minister has said that we would be looking at the death rate, the number if hospitalisations, the new variants that affect the pandemic and the success of the vaccine rollout, so we'll look at all of these factors and make sure we take the steps as soon as it's safe to do so.

"I understand why people want to know the answer but it is difficult, hence we've set out what we'll be looking at."