Woman breached coronavirus quarantine in Beijing to go for a jog — and lost her job
The New York Post
Date: March 20, 2020
By Amanda Woods8
An Australian woman temporarily living in Beijing was ordered to leave China — because she went jogging in violation of the country’s strict quarantine laws, according to new reports.
The 47-year-old woman, only identified as Ms. Liang, entered the country through Beijing Capital International Airport on March 14 — and spent only a day there before getting in trouble with the law, Asia Wire reported.
In a video that has since gone viral on Chinese social media and posted by CNN International reporter Nectar Gan, Liang — who appeared to have just returned from her jog and wasn’t wearing a face mask — is shown at the door of her rental residence arguing with a health worker who explained to her that she needed to stay home.
International arrivals must self-quarantine under the infection control rules imposed in Beijing.
“I need to go running,” she groused in the clip, translated by the outlet. “I need to work out. If I fall sick, who will take care of me? Will you come?”
At one point during the tense interaction, she yelled, “Help! I’m being harassed!” prompting two police officers wearing face masks to show up at her door. [FULL STORY]