6 Apr 2020

Man charged over supermarket coughing video

11:35 am on 6 April 2020

A Christchurch man who filmed himself coughing and sneezing over people in a supermarket has appeared in court.

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The man appeared at Christchurch District Court via a video link. Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

Raymond Gary Coombs appeared via video link while in police custody at the Christchurch District Court this morning.

The 38-year-old is charge with endangering life by criminal nuisance and obstruction of a medical officer of health.

He did not enter pleas.

He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 9 April.