Elderly people are feeling unsafe after youths have been walking around and deliberately coughing, sneezing and spitting near pensioners while laughing and saying “corona”.
“It has come to our attention that elderly people feel unsafe. That youths can cough and say “corona” and then walking away while laughing” said Ingrid Westerlund, operative chief at Eslöv municipality in Sweden.
Eslöv is located in the south of Sweden, not far from the city of Malmö.
In a facebook post, the municipality has warned about this phenomenon.
“Some of our elderly have experienced that youths deliberately cough, sneeze and spit near those that are in the city or in shops. Talk with your youths and especially react if you see that someone obviously is trying to provoke and behave disrespectfully. It is the responsibility of all of us to prevent infection, and make sure that everyone as much as possible can feel safe. Show consideration, take other people’s concerns seriously and take care of yourself and others!”Translated Facebook post from Eslöv municipality.
Sweden has seen a sharp increase in the number of deaths from corona virus recently. In just 2 days the number of dead increased a whopping 78%.
A total number of 4 435 people are infected and 180 people have died.
Sweden has stood out from many other countries in that they have decided against social distancing and against closing down businesses to prevent the spread of corona virus.