Kentucky Orders Quarantine Breakers To Wear Ankle Monitors

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Kentucky bull-headed residents who refuse to follow orders to stay put during the coronavirus pandemic are forced to wear ankle monitors, according to a local report.

Authorities have ordered residents of Louisville who have been exposed to the potentially deadly virus but who do not self-quarantine to wear a tracking device to ensure they do not leave home, reports WDRB, a subsidiary of CNN.

In Jefferson County, Kentucky – where Governor Andy Beshear said schools are expected to remain closed until May 1 – the justice system has appointed a duty judge to handle the cases, according to the WDRB.

In one situation, a person identified as DL in the court order refused to stay with them – even though they live with “someone who has tested positive for the disease and another person who is a suspected case” , reported the WDRB.

D.L., according to family members, “often leaves the house”.

The WDRB reports that there are at least three other recent cases in which authorities have forced contagious Kentuckians to wear ankle monitors.

Jefferson County has more than 228 confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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