A man affected by coronavirus is kept in his own house with round-the-clock lock down as he left quarantine without permission
Kentuckian, who left the hospital contrary to the recommendations of doctors, imprisoned in his own house. Law enforcement agencies put up round-the-clock security near his home in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
This information was also confirmed by the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, who said the 53-year-old resident of Nelson County left the quarantine zone without permission despite a positive coronavirus test.
"It's a step I hoped that I'd never have to take," Beshear said in a conference on Saturday. "But I can't allow one person who we know has this virus to refuse to protect their neighbors."
County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa also said the infected man’s home will be under constant surveillance for the next 14 days. According to the sheriff, it also became known that the man would not resist the decision to isolate him in his own house.
“The federal government hasn't authorized national quarantines or isolations yet, but President Donald Trump has that power. Under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, a president can issue an executive order authorizing isolation or quarantine for several contagious diseases, including severe acute respiratory syndromes like Covid-19,” reports CNN.
The name of the patient was not disclosed.