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Amid coronavirus outbreak, 16 Mumbaikars fined Rs 1,000 each for spitting

All of them were fined Rs 1,000 each under the Maharashtra Police Act, an official said.

Published: 20th March 2020 07:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2020 07:15 PM   |  A+A-

A pedestrian walks past closed shops in wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Thane Friday March 20 2020. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in Maharashtra, 16 people were penalised for spitting in public in south Mumbai in a single day, police said on Friday.

All of them were fined Rs 1,000 each under the Maharashtra Police Act, an official said.

"These people were caught spitting at Marine Drive, Colaba, MRA Marg and JJ Marg areas," he said.

Three new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Maharashtra on Friday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the state to 52.



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