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Responding to these incidents, four Chinese authorities; the National Health Commission, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and the Ministry of Public Security released a joint statement which stated that anyone involved in illegal acts including spitting on other people will face severe punishment. Coronavirus can be spread from person to person via a sneeze or cough, and the virus is highly contagious.
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