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Mangaluru: Foreign nationals booked for spitting, sneezing inside lift


PTI, Apr 18, 2020, 6:31 PM IST

Mangaluru: Two foreign nationals, who were under home quarantine at an apartment in the city, have been booked for sneezing and spitting inside the lift, police said on Saturday.

Five citizens of Vietnam, including two women, who arrived here in March in connection with the arecanut trade, were stuck due to the lockdown clamped to check spread of coronavirus and were in quarantine at their apartment.

As per the complaint to the police from the apartment owners association, the foreign nationals started behaving in an indecent way after their 14-day home quarantine period ended.

They were spitting and sneezing in the lift, which was caught on CCTV camera.

Kadri police visited the spot and conducted a preliminary investigation, after which all the five were shifted to the quarantine facility at the ESI hospital for another two weeks.

Two of them have also been booked under IPC sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life and 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), the sources said.

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