An American woman has been accused of causing a COVID-19 outbreak in a German town after going on a bar crawl while showing symptoms, according to multiple outlets.
The unnamed 26-year-old, who works at a hotel for US armed forces and their families in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, was tested on September 8 and told to quarantine until the results were ready, reports said.
However, she went out to a series of bars, including a karaoke bar, local media reported. Her test came back positive the next morning.
Since last Monday, at least 24 people at the hotel have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Der Spiegel, with a total 49 new infections in the town.
Markus Söder, the prime minister of the Bavaria region, said there would be “consequences.” German lawyers told The Guardian that the woman could also face criminal proceedings.