Two men have been charged with terrorism offences in the US after threatening to spread coronavirus.
The Justice Department has classified coronavirus as a "biological weapon" and hoaxes can carry sentences of up to five years.
In the first incident, a man in Florida is accused of coughing and spitting on police officers while being arrested for domestic violence in March.
According to court documents, the 31 year old told one officer: "Well I got the corona." He later tested negative for the virus.
Meanwhile, another man in Texas faces a similar case after falsely claiming on Facebook that he had paid someone to spread coronavirus at supermarkets in the city of San Antonio.
More than 14,800 people have died of the virus in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.