Tamil Nadu: Trichy coronavirus patient spits at nurse, booked by police

April 14, 2020

A person who tested positive for Covid-19 reportedly spat on a nurse in the isolation ward of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli.

The accused was one among the 36 patients from the single source event in the capital of the country last month.

“It was a serious crime under the present conditions with so many restrictions in force to preventz the spread of coronavirus,” the police said.

The patient admitted to the hospital’s coronavirus ward on Saturday, allegedly also removed his mask and threw it at the nurse, enraging the hospital staff and other patients.

The hospital officials have filed a complaint with the police and based on the complaint a case has been registered against the patient under Sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease), 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease) and 271 (Disobedience to quarantine rule) of the Indian Penal Code.

In Tiruchirappalli, there are 39 cases of Covid-19 and the district has the 9th highest number of Covid-19 cases in the state.

Overall, Tamil Nadu has reported the third-highest number of positive coronavirus cases in the country after Maharashtra and Delhi, with a total of 969 confirmed cases, and 10 deaths so far.

Source : Indiatoday

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