Coronavirus: NHS staff, police and public being coughed on by people claiming to have COVID-19 Two men and a teenager have been charged with assaulting NHS staff, a pensioner and police officers in separate incidents.

Two men and a teenager have been charged with assaulting NHS staff, a pensioner and police officers in separate incidents.

Police across the country are clamping down on people deliberately coughing on others during the coronavirus pandemic.

On separate occasions, NHS staff have been coughed at on purpose, a pensioner was spat on by a teenager, a man is accused of spitting blood in police officer's faces and another is accused of coughing on an officer while claiming he had coronavirus.

As the UK was placed on lockdown on Monday evening, police were given sweeping powers to ensure people stay at home...
source: The Sky News

2020-03-28 19:11
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