A US citizen who refused to quarantine and instead went on a pub crawl in a Bavarian ski town has been accused of starting a COVID-19 outbreak there, according to new reports.
The unidentified 26-year-old woman, who works at a hotel resort for US forces stationed in Germany, returned from a vacation in Greece at the end of August, The Guardian reported.
The alleged super-spreader went for a COVID-19 test on Sept. 8 after displaying symptoms, authorities in the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen told the paper.
She was directed to quarantine until her results were available — but flouted those instructions and went out that evening, according to the report. The following morning, her test results came back positive and she is now in quarantine.
Following the incident, two dozen people at the woman’s workplace — the Edelweiss Lodge recreation center for US Armed Forces — have tested positive for COVID-19, Garmisch-Partenkirchen District Administrator’s Office press officer Stephan Scharf told