The Health Minister has said that two adults coughed on him purposely yesterday.
Simon Harris said it happened yesterday as he was walking to the Department of Health in Dublin.
The man and woman coughed on him and then ran away laughing.
Simon Harris says a man and woman approached him and coughed in his face yesterday
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Minister Simon Harris says it seems to be some social media game.
He says "it's not a game, it's disgusting."
"That you would target certain people in your community, generally older people, go up and cough in their face, video it, have a laugh and run off".
"Just think if it was your own granny, grandad, mother, father, your own friend with an underlying health condition"
"Anything that takes off in relation to that on social media will have to be dealt with".
A teenage boy was arrested in Waterford on Monday as part of an investigation into such behaviour.
In Clontarf in Dublin, a nurse says a group of young people blocked a path and were coughing at pedestrians.
While there were reports of a man coughing into the face of an elderly couple in Kildare.