The Saudi public prosecution said on Wednesday that an expatriate worker could face the death penalty for intentionally spitting on shopping carts in a mall last week despite knowing that he has the coronavirus, reported Gulf News.
The public prosecution said in a statement that authorities are investigating the person who was arrested a few days ago for intentionally spitting on shopping carts in a store in Baljurashi Governorate in the Al-Baha region to spread coronavirus.
The prosecution explained that the expat could face the death penalty because his actions amount to first-degree murder.
The man and three other expats were arrested last Friday in the Hail region of northwest Saudi Arabia.
Two people have died of COVID-19 in Saudi, officials figures state, and there have been 900 confirmed cases.
The country is under a nationwide curfew and movement between the 13 regions in the kingdom in banned.
Schools and universities have been closed and congressional prayers at mosques banned.