Couple arrested for refusing to self-isolate after getting Covid-19

Couple arrested for refusing to self-isolate after getting Covid-19

- A US couple, Elizabeth and Isaiah Linscott, have been placed under house arrest following their refusal to sign a self-isolation order

- The couple said that contracting the virus has made them really popular in a way that affects their privacy

- The law in Kentucky mandates that every infected person must go into self-isolation and contact health authoritie if their case deteriorates

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A couple in the US, Elizabeth and Isaiah Linscott, have been put on a house arrest with ankle tags for refusing to self-isolate after testing positive to coronavirus.

Mirror UK reports that under the Kentucky law, infected people are to stay at home and call their authorities in case their situations worsened.

Elizabeth was not comfortable with this. Isiah on the other hand commented on the sudden attention contracting the virus brought on them.

"I open up the door and there's like eight different people Five different cars and I'm like, 'What the heck's going on?' This guy's in a suit with a mask, it's the health department guy and he has three different papers for us. For me, her and my daughter,” he said.

His wife, on the other hand, wondered why the sudden interest in them, saying:

"We didn't rob a store, we didn't steal something, we didn't hit and run, we didn't do anything wrong."

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A collage of the couple with the ankle devices. Photo sources: Mirror UK

A collage of the couple with the ankle devices. Photo sources: Mirror UK
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Wynand and his wife are two of over 150 South Africans currently stranded in Cambodia.

Speaking to Briefly.co.za, he explained that the Covid-19 pandemic had left the couple unable to fly home:

"My wife and I are currently stuck in Cambodia with many other South African citizens. Our flights have been cancelled twice already since the mention of Covid-19 and there is no way out at the moment."

Wynand revealed that the couple had gone to the country to teach but the pandemic turned their journey into a nightmare:

"Currently, the school year has ended and many South African citizens lost their jobs as some international schools have closed down permanently since March. "Teachers in Cambodia have been without salaries since March, they have announced that the school year will only start the end of 2020, maybe in August, but in stages that means another six months without any income."

For this couple and other South Africans, this situation has meant a financial crisis, with Wynand continuing:

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"At the moment South African citizens are losing their place of residence. I have seen South African citizens living on the streets in Cambodia."

The scarcity of flights home has seen the price skyrocket to more than what most of the teachers earn in a month.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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