Surf’s up – and time’s up — for this coronavirus-infected lifeguard who was caught swimming in Spain when she was supposed to be in quarantine, according to a report.
The woman, who works at La Concha beach in the northern city of San Sebastián, decided to go surfing at Zurriola beach Monday despite being diagnosed with the deadly bug, El Pais reported.
Authorities were reportedly tipped off to her escapade by her own colleagues who knew she was supposed to be in isolation, according to the news outlet.
Other lifeguards approached the woman in a boat and told her to return to shore, but she ignored them and continued to surf for another hour, the report said.
Footage that went viral show several officers from the Basque regional police force – some dressed in hazmat suits – going to arrest the woman, whose name has not been reported, but she tried to flee from them.
But the officers finally caught up to her and arrested her for disobeying law enforcement officials.
She also faces stiff fines for breaking the quarantine, according to El Pais.
Spain has recorded more than 525,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, as well as almost 30,000 deaths.
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