A 26-year-old American woman ignored quarantine instructions to go on a bar crawl in Germany, and caused a COVID-19 outbreak at the hotel she works in, officials say

  • 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.

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