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Coronavirus: Taxi driver had his throat slit for sneezing in a store


An unidentified taxi driver has had his throat slit by shoppers after sneezing in a store.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday, April 3, in St. Ann, Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, Paradise News reports.

According to eyewitnesses, the taximan reacted to a perfume which a customer put on, but other customers didn’t take it kindly as one of them allegedly pick up a knife and slit his throat due to the fear of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The video has since gone viral and an eyewitness, Trudy Ann Dixon, said: “The victim after surviving the cut said it was the cologne of a man who passed him by that caused him to sneeze. It is not seasoning as many have speculated”.

However, our Reporter further learnt that the perpetrator fled the scene after committing the crime.

Jamaicans are not taking it kindly with this Coronavirus pandemic as a man was also thrown out of a bus for sneezing last month.

A source identified as Loretta Hughes, who witnessed the incident said: “A man was beaten and eventually put out of a bus for sneezing while on his way to Montego Bay – he had sinus problems. But hear me now, if that man had the Coronavirus, all the beaters would have gotten it. This is how ignorance and lack of public education sent the people ina crazy mood”.