Two people were arrested in New Zealand this week for allegedly attempting to smuggle a massive order of ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ into Auckland, a city that banned take-out restaurants to slow the spread of COVID.
“Two men have been accused of fowl play after being caught trying to enter New Zealand’s largest city with a huge stash of KFC in the trunk of their car – in violation of strict COVID-19 lockdown rules,” reports the New York Post.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 21, 2021
“Police were on patrol Sunday on the outskirts of Auckland when they ‘noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle traveling on a gravel road, and upon seeing the police car, the vehicle did a U-turn and sped off trying to evade police,’” adds the newspaper.
“The vehicle was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways,” said one police official.
Auckland’s lockdown rules -currently at Level 4- prohibits restaurants and fast food chains from selling their products to customers.
The rest of the country is at Level 2, which permits citizens to eat out and take-in.
A breach of New Zealand’s Covid-19 Public Health Response Act can result in up to six months in prison and a fine of $4,000.
Read the full report at the NY Post.
'ROUTINE ERROR': 6,700 North Carolina Residents ‘Incorrectly Told They Have Coronavirus’ via Text
Nearly 7,000 residents in North Carolina were told via text message last week that they tested positive for the Coronavirus despite not actually having contracted the disease.
“More than 6,700 individuals in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina were told in a text message sent from Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday that they tested positive for COVID-19 and over 500 people were told through a county email that they were also infected with the novel coronavirus. But the results were incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space, the company they use for contact tracing, according to a statement on the county’s website,” reports Fox News.
“An error during routine maintenance last Friday resulted in a county data vendor sending erroneous texts and email messages to people saying they were positive for COVID-19,” the statement on the county website said.
“Very quickly we began to work with the vendor to understand the issue and make sure that it did not continue. Once corrected we were told that 6,727 text messages and 541 emails were sent to individuals who were already in their system. We then worked with the vendor to send a corrected text/email to all that received the erroneous one,” the email stated in part.
Read the full report here.
'SICKENING': Backlash Grows Against Denver Democrat Who Supported Spreading Coronavirus at MAGA Rallies
Denver’s Democratic Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is facing a growing backlash on social media this week after calling for those sick with the deadly Coronavirus to intentionally spread the disease at ‘Make America Great Again’ rallies.
“Democrat Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca says that she stands in ‘solidarity’ with someone who says that they if they get the coronavirus that they will attend as many Trump rallies as possible She appears to have made the statement on her government Twitter account,” posted a reporter with the Daily Wire.
These people are sick. https://t.co/74mEIJDOpa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 3, 2020
“These people are sick,” posted Donald Trump Jr.
“This elected Democrat in Colorado doesn’t seem very nice!” the Trump campaign War Room Twitter account posted in response.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News