Last week an expat worker who was coronavirus positive caught spitting on shopping trolleys in the Hail, the North-Western region of Saudi Arabia. The expat was arrested and put forward for investigation.
He is blamed for intentionally spitting on the trolleys regardless of knowing the fact he was a COVID-19 patient.
He may face death penalty for spreading the virus
The man was caught for spitting on the shopping trolleys in Baljuraishi Governorate and spreading the deadly virus. The Public Prosecution said that the expatriate worker can face the death penalty because his actions amount to first-degree murder.
محافظ بلجرشي أ. غلاب غالب أبو خشيم يكشف مفاجأة صادمة عن الوافد الذي ضبط يبصق على عربات المتسوقين: ثبتت لنا إصابته بفيروس #كورونا وتعمده نشر المرض بين المواطنين! وتم عزله مع 47 عاملا كان يخالطهم طيلة الفترة الماضية!!#خلك_بالبيت#كلنا_مسؤول#برنامج_ياهلا pic.twitter.com/Si80cJ8qJD
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Four people were arrested in the Hail region along with this expat. The Kingdom is trying its best to stop the spread of the deadly virus. The country is placed under curfew and the movement of the people between the regions is banned to stop the spread of novel coronavirus.
Several other preventative steps are also taken to battle with the deadly virus. In this case, the nation too requires cooperation from its people.