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Simon Harris has revealed that he was coughed on by a member of the public yesterday

By James Fenton

March 25, 2020 at 12:33pm

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Health Minister Simon Harris has revealed that a man coughed on him in the street yesterday before running away.

Speaking this afternoon, Simon Harris said that a man coughed on him deliberately yesterday before running away, thinking it was "hilarious."

Some reporters have suggested that the man was accompanied by a woman.

The revelation comes after Gardai issued a statement about a similar incident in Waterford, which saw a teenager arrested for coughing on members of the public.

Gardai told Lovin.ie that "A male in his late teens was arrested for a Public Order Offence in Dungarvan on Monday 23rd March 2020 and the matter is under investigation.

"An Garda Síochána is aware of ongoing social media reports in relation to a person engaged in ‘coughing’ at persons.

"Any member of the public should report such activity to An Garda Síochána and not on social media."

 

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