Coronavirus, Moscow Times, Russia

Coronavirus, Moscow Times

A Russian woman concocted an elaborate plan to escape coronavirus quarantine. Now she's being sued for threatening the health of others

She really really didn't want to serve quarantine.

15.2.2020

She really really didn't want to serve quarantine.

Alla Ilyina escaped coronavirus quarantine in St. Petersburg, claiming she was put in a 'hospital cage.' Now, the chief sanitary doctor is suing her.

China Daily/Reuters Alla Ilyina, 32, was quarantined at the Botkin Hospital for Infection Diseases in St. Petersburg after going for a check-up on her sore throat after returning a Chinese seaside resort on January 31, CNN reported. But despite testing negative for the coronavirus three times, doctors insisted she had to stay. So she concocted an elaborate plan to escape. "I drew up a map before and made a detailed plan. When evening came and the medical staff had let their guard down, I short-circuited the magnetic lock in my containment room and opened the door," Ilyina, who had previously studied physics, told Moscow Times. Ilyina claimed she was put in solitary confinement for two days when she decided to take matters into her own hands. "Our Constitution guarantees freedom. I didn't understand why I had to stay in a hospital cage," she said. Reuters Since fleeing on Thursday, the chief sanitary doctor of St. Petersburg has filed a lawsuit against Ilyina, Russian state media reported. He claimed she committed an administrative offense by breaking quarantine regulations and threatening the health of others by exposing others to the COVID-19 virus. However, Ilyina's lawyer, Vitaly Cherkasov, told CNN that she was well within her right to return home having completed her 14-day mandatory quarantine. Cherkasov emphasized that his client had taken multiple tests for coronavirus that came out negative, adding that health officials did not isolate her from neighbors or relatives after returning from China's Heinan Island. "If she poses any danger for the people, as the chief sanitary physician states, no measures confirming there is a danger are being undertaken," Cherkasov told CNN. Ilyina is now barricading herself in her flat and refusing to open the door for police, who are seeking a court order to forcefully bring her back to the hospital until February 19, BBC News reported. However, Ilyina isn't the only Russian citizen who has made a great escape from quarantine. Story continuesYuri Shestak/Vsluh.ru/Handout via REUTERS Two others have fled coronavirus quarantines, including a mother and her son who jumped out of a window. Guzel Neder, 34, was also quarantined after returning from vacation at the Hainan Island. She told the Moscow Times she escaped to avoid infection in the hospital ward. "The conditions there were awful. Doctors were very unprofessional and not wearing any protective gear," Neder told the Moscow Times. Both she and her son tested negative for the virus three days after they fled the hospital. According to RBC, 20,000 people in Russia are under the supervision of doctors for suspected COVID-19 virus infection in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus in the country. So far, Russia has confirmed two cases of coronavirus in the country, both of whom were Chinese citizens. They have since recovered. The coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 1,380 and infected more than 64,000, with most of the cases in mainland China. Apple is checking customers' temperatures at its stores in Beijing because of the coronavirus outbreak The coronavirus has infected more than 1,700 healthcare workers in China, killing 6 of them A United flight was one of several locked down in London when a passenger developed symptoms consistent with the coronavirus Chinese couples are sending each other 'bouquets' of masks and other essentials to celebrate Valentine's Day as the coronavirus outbreak continues The Wuhan coronavirus death toll has topped 1,380, with more than 64,000 infected. Here's everything we know about the outbreak. Business Insider Read more: Yahoo Singapore

Russian woman sued for fleeing coronavirus quarantineSAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) - A Russia n hospital on Friday (Feb 14) filed a lawsuit against a woman for escaping her coronavirus quarantine, complaining of being forcibly held and given inedible meals.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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Coronavirus: China's capital Beijing imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivalsBEIJING (REUTERS) - The Chinese capital Beijing is imposing a 14-day self-quarantine on all those returning to the city, and will punish those who refuse to quarantine themselves or follow official rules on containing a new coronavirus, city authorities said on Friday (Feb 14).. Read more at straitstimes.com. Long Live The Emperor Xi & His Court.

Football: Solskjaer backs Ighalo to make instant United impact despite coronavirus 'quarantine'MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists new signing Odion Ighalo does not need to know his Manchester United team-mates to be an instant hero at Chelsea on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Vietnam quarantines area with 10,000 residents over coronavirusBINH XUYEN (Vietnam) — More than 10,000 people in villages near Vietnam's capital were placed under quarantine Thursday (Feb 13), after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus known as Covid-19 were discovered there, authorities said.

HSBC Hong Kong worker quarantined after relatives get coronavirusHONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - An HSBC Holdings employee in Hong Kong who has been in 'close contact' with relatives diagnosed with the coronavirus is under government quarantine for medical surveillance.. Read more at straitstimes.com.



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