A supermarket in Pennsylvania in the United States, had to throw food items worth 26 lakhs after a woman intentionally coughed on them. The supermarket, which is a small grocery chain called Gerrity’s Supermarket, shared on a Facebook post how a woman visited an outlet in Hanover Township, and coughed on fresh produce, a small section of the bakery, meat case and grocery items.
The unidentified woman then was tracked a few hours later by the police and was taken into custody. The news reports suggest that the police will be charging the woman for intentionally contaminating the store, which led to a wastage of food items worth 26 lakhs. The criminal proceedings against the woman will start once her mental health treatment gets over, state media reports.
The store's co-owner Joe Fasula mentions that he was feeling extremely hurt over the food produce getting wasted in a crucial time like this when the world is battling the COVID-19 outbreak. He further states that the store has got in touch with a local health official to spot the areas in the store which might be infected by the unnamed woman. The news reports also add that official will be getting the woman tested for the Coronavirus, in order to make sure that this incident does not get out of hand.