Published: 2020-03-26 14:48
Last Updated: 2020-03-26 14:49
The Saudi authorities arrested a Yemeni resident with fever, who works in a bakery in the East of Makkah, for spitting on purpose into the carts, Saudi media reported today.
Upon his arrest after a complaint on 911, the resident was tested and sent into quarantine after testing with "high fever."
The authorities said that he will be charged with "spitting on purpose" after his medical procedures are complete. In Saudi Arabia, this can be the equivalent of a charge of attempted murder.
A new fatwa by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Munee’ declared that whoever passes the coronavirus on purpose will be punished by death.
This is not a new incident in Saudi Arabia. Yesterday, the authorities arrested a worker in Hayel for spitting on purpose and three days ago a Palestinian who works at a poultry shop was arrested for spitting on coins on purpose.