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Coronavirus: 16 Mumbaikars fined Rs 1k each for spitting

Press Trust of India  |  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 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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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 18:28 IST