Dubai: A COVID-19 patient in Bahrain has been sentenced to three years in jail and a fine of BD 1,000 for deliberately removing his face mask and coughing in front of a medical centre’s staff, local media reported.
The Lower Criminal Court has upheld the 3-year prison sentence after making sure that the violator has intentionally coughed in his hand and then quickly touched doctors in order to transmit the virus to them.
According to the court files, the Public Health Department is said to have reported that the accused intentionally removed his face mask and coughed in front of the staff during his last COVID-19 examination. He intentionally coughed in his hand and then quickly touching doctors in order to transmit the virus to them. Reports noted that the patient came to the center to undergo his last COVID-19 examination.