AmericaHawaiian police arrested a family of husband and wife and son, for deliberately boarding the plane after testing positive for nCoV.
Wesley Moribe and Courtney Peterson, both 46, in Wailua, Hawaii, boarded a United Airlines flight departing from San Francisco airport to Hawaii on November 29.
Before boarding, both tested positive for nCoV. They were told by quarantine station staff and not allowed to board the plane, but the couple still ignored them.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported positive to the local authorities. After the plane landed at Lihue Airport in Kauai, Hawaii, the couple were arrested by police. They pay $ 1,000 each to get bail. The baby was assigned to a relative to take care of.
According to the Kauai district prosecutor, the couple’s trial will take place on January 6, 2021. If found guilty, they could face a year in prison or a $ 2,000 fine.
American airlines have no regulations that ban passengers infected with CoV on aircraft. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, requires anyone who tests positive to be isolated from others.
Hawaii has strict Covid-19 regulations that require travelers to test negative for nCoV before boarding a flight. At the same time, upon arrival, guests must be isolated for 14 days.
Kauai Police Chief, Todd Raybuck, said: “Regulators are diligently protecting the health of the people and the safety of the island. We ask visitors as well as residents to abide by the emergency rules. grant and take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus “.
Hawaii recorded 18,044 Covid -19 cases, of which 244 people have died since the outbreak in March.
Bao Chau (According to the SFGate)