In the past several days, members of the Nova Scotia RCMP say they have reported being threatened to be coughed on by members of the public who claim to be COVID-19 positive.
“A threat to transmit the COVID-19 virus is a threat to the wellbeing and health of our members which is a criminal offence. To actually carry out these threats would be an Assault on a Peace Officer,” said Cpl. Jennifer Clarke of Nova Scotia RCMP in a statement released on Tuesday.
While charges have not been laid to date, the RCMP said they will be addressing these incidents with the appropriate criminal charges.