Spit at others, face murder charge: HP Covid-19 patients warned

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Spit at others, face murder charge: HP Covid-19 patients warned

Apr 06, 2020 20:29 IST

In an apparent reaction to a recent case in the state, Himachal Pradesh Police on Monday warned that coronavirus patients who spit at others will be charged with attempt to murder. If the act leads to the victim contracting coronavirus and then succumbing to the disease, the offender will be booked for murder, Director General of Police Sita Ram Mardi said in a stern warning. Doctors say droplets expelled into the air through coughing and sneezing transmit the respiratory infection, one reason why people are advised to maintain social distancing.

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