At least four people in Kentucky have been ordered by judges to wear GPS ankle monitors for allegedly defying health officials’ advice to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to reports.
Judges in Louisville issued the orders as the immediate region deals with 18 coronavirus cases and seven deaths as of Tuesday, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
Such orders are needed to help keep the community safe, officials said during a news briefing by Mayor Greg Fischer n Facebook on Tuesday. Fox News
They are requiring people to sign a quarantine order stating that they have been legally notified that they must stay indoors due to the likelihood of being a carrier of the virus.
More people than you think are breaking the 6′ rule as well as ignoring quarantine orders.
So Kentucky has decided they will make the individuals that refuse to follow the guidelines wear an ankle GPS monitor so that they can enforce the legal protection order.
According to Fox News, One of those ordered to stay home had instead gone shopping on March 21, prompting the ankle monitor order, WHAS-TV of Louisville reported.
Authorities in Louisville have struggled to get residents to comply with stay-at-home orders, the Courier Journal reported.
Compliance measures have included removing rims from public basketball courts, the report said.
What a fine line between a person’s rights and the rights of people to not catch the virus from others who have been exposed to it and those who carry it.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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