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Saturday, 28 March 2020

Shocking video shows women deliberately coughing in people’s faces as they walk down the street amid coronavirus pandemic

A shocking video has emerged showing a group of women deliberately coughing in a person's face as they walk down a street during Britain's coronavirus lockdown. 
A witness filmed the three young women walking along the pavement of a Glasgow street at midday on Tuesday, ignoring social distancing recommendations, and spluttering over people as they approached them. 
Tricia Anderson, who posted the video yesterday, said on Facebook: 'A disgrace, and an utter disgrace that the police don't want to know about this. I do not understand it.' 
Shocking moment three women cough on people in the street
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The three women can be seen walking along a street in Govanhill, Glasgow on Tuesday, the same day Boris Johnson locked down the UK in the hope of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus
The three women can be seen walking along a street in Govanhill, Glasgow on Tuesday, the same day Boris Johnson locked down the UK in the hope of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus 
The women cough at the woman as she passes them on a Glasgow street on Tuesday
The women cough at the woman as she passes them on a Glasgow street on Tuesday
The women cough in the face of the unsuspecting passerby on the Govanhill street in Glasgow on Tuesday, the same day Boris Johnson locked down the UK in the hope of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus
The women cough in the face of the unsuspecting passerby on the Govanhill street in Glasgow on Tuesday, the same day Boris Johnson locked down the UK in the hope of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus
Angry residents of the Govanhill community in Glasgow, where the incident took place, said online they have brought the matter to the attention of the police. 
Police Scotland haven't yet confirmed whether the incident is being investigated, according to the Sun. 
The incident happened on Tuesday, the same day UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked down the country, to limit movement in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. 
As the woman in the blue coat and beanie hat approaches them on the Glasgow street, the woman on the left side of the group splutters in her face before the group burst out in laughter
As the woman in the blue coat and beanie hat approaches them on the Glasgow street, the woman on the left side of the group splutters in her face before the group burst out in laughter 
The act of coughing, one of the key symptoms of COVID-19, was an attempt to 'intimidate people', one social media said.
'[They] seem to find the whole pandemic funny,' the furious local said on Facebook. 
'People are dying, and they're running about the streets when they should be staying at home like everyone else.' 
Yesterday, the government bolstered police powers to prosecute those caught flouting the government's lockdown measures.
A man and a woman embrace in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester on Wednesday despite the strict lockdown
A man and a woman embrace in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester on Wednesday despite the strict lockdown
Derbyshire Police sent up their drone and filmed people on 'not essential' trips to the Peak District including people posing for an 'Instagram snap'
Derbyshire Police sent up their drone and filmed people on 'not essential' trips to the Peak District including people posing for an 'Instagram snap'
Members of the public on the seafront in Portsmouth on Thursday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown
Members of the public on the seafront in Portsmouth on Thursday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown
Broadway Market in East London was packed with people yesterday afternoon- with no police officer in sight
Broadway Market in East London was packed with people yesterday afternoon- with no police officer in sight
In Glasgow and across the UK, people have been photographed breaching the quarantine laws, causing the government to bolster police powers to curb the reckless behaviour. 
After a spate of coughing and spitting attacks on police officers and paramedics, like those seen in Glasgow on Thursday, deliberately spreading coronavirus will now be treated as a serious assault punishable with a jail term of up to two years.   
People who continue to flout coronavirus lockdown rules will be breaking the law and can be arrested as part of new enforcement powers announced by the Home Office.
The apparent need for the new police powers to break up gatherings has been illustrated by reports of officers being called to friends having barbecues, house parties and games of football
The apparent need for the new police powers to break up gatherings has been illustrated by reports of officers being called to friends having barbecues, house parties and games of football
Officers can also tell them to go home, leave or disperse an area and ensure parents are taking necessary steps to stop their children breaking the law.
Those who refuse to comply could be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £60, which will be lowered to £30 if paid within 14 days.
Second-time offenders could be issued a fixed penalty notice of £120, doubling on each further repeat offence.
Those who do not pay the penalty can be taken to court, with magistrates able to impose fines up to £1,000 or more; 

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