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COVID-19: Woman went to a packed supermarket for groceries, despite knowing she had coronavirus’

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Kendra Burnette a 37 years old woman, a former care home worker was arrested because she went for a grocery shopping at a packed supermarket despite knowing she had coronavirus. She was accused of breaking quarantine to head to a Kroger store in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday.

According to the Police “200 people were in the store at the time, with Burnett coming into direct contact with five of them. It is unclear whether she was wearing a face mask for the illicit grocery shopping trip.

Burnett has allegedly broken quarantine three times since testing positive for Covid-19, despite the highly contagious nature of the disease.

Investigators have yet to say what the other two alleged breaches involved. Burnett was fired from Treyton Oak Towers senior care home on March 23 for reasons that have not been disclosed. The facility has seen more than a dozen Covid-19-related deaths.

Burnett’s mother Elizabeth told WAVE that her daughter did not have Covid-19, then claimed the 14 day quarantine window had already passed. She went on to insist that her daughter was wearing a mask and gloves for the supermarket trip.

Elizabeth Burnett said: ‘I seen the police coming, but I just thought that he was just (there) because there’s always police over by University of Lexington.

‘She felt like she was already in the house for 14 days because she was here because she ain’t have no job, so where was she going?’ Burnett’s mother said they’d also received death threats from internet trolls as a result of the quarantine breaches.

She explained: ‘They were threatening us online. We had to block their page. There was this girl on there threatening to do something to her, shoot up her house because her mother was in there.

I was like, “We’re going to have to move from here.”‘ Burnett reportedly tried to resist arrest after her supermarket trip, and is said to have kicked-in the tail light of a police cruiser.

She has been charged with five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count each of contempt of court and second-degree criminal mischief.


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