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Florida Couple Jailed for Breaking COVID-19 Quarantine

Florida Couple Jailed for Breaking COVID-19 Quarantine
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By    |   Thursday, 30 July 2020 05:41 PM

Two Key West residents were arrested after neighbors snitched on them by videotaping the couple openly flouting quarantine requirements. The Florida couple, Jose Antonio Freire Interian, 24, and Yohana Anahi Gonzalez, 26, had tested positive for COVID-19 and were ordered to quarantine themselves on July 21 for 14 days.

But neighbors videotaped the couple disobeying orders only a week later and handed the tape over to authorities, according to NBC News.

“There were complaints from the neighborhood of them continuing to be outside, going about normal life functions,” said Greg Veliz, the city manager of Key West. “An officer took the video to the judge and the judge signed the warrant.”

Freire said he tested positive on his Facebook page July 14 and urged anyone he had contact with to get tested, according to the Miami Herald. Subsequently, he and Gonzales were issued stay-at-home orders which they failed to follow. After their arrest, the couple were locked up at the Stock Island Detention Center Wednesday night. Later that evening they were released after each posting $1,000 bond.

A spokesman for Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said that the violators were kept isolated from other inmates in “negative pressure” rooms where the air isn’t circulated to other areas of the jail.

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