Police Get 911 Calls About Coughs, Toilet Paper

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As the number of those with the coronavirus grows in Riverside County, Ca., police departments have started fielding 911 reports from concerned callers convinced that a neighbor’s loud sneeze or hacking cough is proof the person has the virus, reports USA Today. Palm Springs police had five such calls last week. The Newport, Or., police department is dealing with an odd emergency of its own during the coronavirus outbreak: Too many people calling 911 because they’ve run out of toilet paper, reports USA Today. “It’s hard to believe that we even have to post this,” the department wrote on its Facebook page Sunday. “Do not call 911 just because you ran out of toilet paper. You will survive without our assistance.”

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