A mother has been caught screaming racist abuse at commuters wearing masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus on a Melbourne tram.
A bystander filmed the vile moment the woman yelled at two men to ‘go back to your own country’ as her young daughter begged for her to stop.
‘F*** your face mask, you disease carrying motherf***er,’ she yelled.
The disturbing footage comes as more Australians choose to wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19, which has already infected 3,050, killed 13 and brought the Australian economy to a shuddering halt.
The video, which has been shared on Reddit, begins with the woman yelling at two young men.
Passengers can be seen walking away, asking: ‘How do you get security?’
The woman then screams ‘go back to your own country’.
‘F*** off to your own country you disease-infected dogs….Australia is my country. I was born and bred. Where are you from? Where are you from?’
One of the men replies, telling her he is from ‘this country’.
She then continues to tell him he is not Australian.
‘Are you born and bred? Are you a f***ing Abo? You get the f*** out of my country.’
Her daughter can be heard crying, pleading for her to stop.
‘Are you as Aussie as me?’ the woman asks. ‘F** your face mask you disease carrying motherf***er.’
Passengers can be heard telling the woman to stop. One can be heard on the phone to police.
Others on the train can be heard telling the passengers to ‘rise above it, it’s not worth it’.
When security board the train the woman yells: ‘This c*** is trying to go me.’
The entire train then yells ‘no’ in unison.
Since the outbreak, there have also been abusive incidents targeting supermarket workers and nurses.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Transport Victoria and Victoria Police for comment.