A Muslim New York firefighter has contracted coronavirus days after a Jewish teenager ‘deliberately sneezed in his face’, amid accusations the Hasidic community is still not taking the pandemic seriously

A New York Muslim firefighter has tested positive for coronavirus after three Jewish teenagers allegedly deliberately sneezed in his face.

Omar Sattar, whose father was convicted of terrorism offenses in 2005, was reportedly sneezed on by a group of Hasidic youths in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

The 33-year-old was said to have been inspecting a hydrant when he was approached by ‘three Hasidic Jewish teens’ on March 18.

In a letter to the FDNY’s chief of operations, Thomas Richardson, Lt. Kasey Koslowski alleges that Sattar was ‘taunted’ by the group who ‘asked him if he was afraid of the coronavirus’.