A father and his teenage son with COVID-19 had been pressured to quarantine by authorities in Honolulu this week, authorities mentioned.
, allegedly "in violation of the COVID quarantine restriction," was seen by an officer from the Honolulu Police Division on patrol Tuesday morning at a shopping mall, police mentioned in a press release Tuesday.
"'s father got here to [a] procuring heart quickly after, and each males had been arrested, "the division mentioned.
The duo was taken to a facility for a interval of pressured quarantine, police mentioned.
The director of the Hawaii State Division of Well being, Bruce Anderson, informed Hawaii Information Now, an NBC affiliate, that it was the primary time in 20 years that he had to make use of a particular order to power individuals to remain in a isolation.
The station mentioned the pressured quarantine was anticipated to final 10 days.
Calling the teenager an "imminent risk to public well being," Anderson mentioned he "had refused to adjust to the isolation order and was along with his associates and exposing many individuals."
The video seems to point out the police carrying hazardous supplies gear arresting , handcuffed and carrying a medical-style masks.
Nethcali J. Naisonet, the daddy, informed Hawaii Information Now that he was solely attempting to "get my son off the streets" and keep away from publicity when he was arrested. The station reported that the 2 had been from Florida however now dwell in Hawaii.
On Wednesday, the state reported a one-day report for brand new instances of COVID-19: 109.
"We’re seeing a rise in small and enormous social gatherings, together with gatherings on the seashores and in our parks, in houses and within the office," Anderson mentioned in a press release. "We have now additionally not too long ago seen a rise in instances related to bars, gyms, different institutions the place bodily distancing and masking are usually not practiced recurrently."