Beijing bans 'uncivilized' behavior to improve public hygiene

Beijing (AFP) - Beijing has banned "uncivilised" behaviour such as not covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, the city government said Sunday, in a new set of regulations to improve public hygiene amid the coronavirus outbreak.The laws aim to promote "civilised behaviour" and relate to combating the pandemic which has infected more than 82,000 in China alone.Rulebreakers will be slapped with fines for offences including not wearing a mask in public when ill, the municipal government said on its website.The laws also require public places to set up one metre distance markers and...


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