A man has been charged with assault after biting a police officer trying to explain the coronavirus lockdown rules.
Despite the panic caused by the global pandemic, some people just aren’t listening to the “stay at home” and social distancing guidelines.
COVID-19 is the Worst Pandemic the World Has Seen in Decades
Apart from the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 (the deadliest in history), the coronavirus is the world’s most distressing pandemic ever.
The Spanish flu infected over 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the earth’s population at the time. It killed between 20 million to 50 million victims globally.
And now the coronavirus is taking over the world, spreading at an alarming rate.
World Leaders Have no Choice but to Bring Countries to a Total Stand-Still
Many have banned large gatherings and crowded events, including travels to and from infected countries.
Since the United States reported the first coronavirus case back in January, over 886,000 people have become ill with the virus.
And the death toll has surpassed the 50,000 mark.
Yup, Things are Getting Deadly Serious
Many people even descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it. And officials are stressing the importance of self-isolation globally.
Officials are also advising people not to go to mass gatherings. And these events include the usual religious meetings.
But Not Everyone Feels the Need to Follow These Guidelines
Recently a man brutally attacked cops as they tried explaining the lockdown rules to him.
The officers attempted to explain to him that in line with government guidelines, people shouldn’t go to other people’s homes.
While trying to engage with him, the man, from Greater Manchester, punched two officers. He also bit one of the officers, a 21-year-old police constable.
Fortunately, the Officer Sustained Only a Minor Injury
The man was consequently arrested on suspicion of “criminal damage, domestic violence assault, section 18 assault with intent to resist arrest and regulation 8 of the Health Protection Regulation 2020.”
Supt Richard Hunt, of GMP’s Rochdale district, said:
“No police officer should have to come to work – doing a job to serve and protect our communities – and be assaulted.”
“It is absolutely disgusting that my officer was faced with this last night, and all of our thoughts are with her as she rests at home.”
“I recognize that the pictures we are releasing today are quite graphic, but I hope they help people to understand the vicious nature of this attack, and I know that the people of Greater Manchester will join me in wishing our officer a fast and peaceful recovery.”