A man from New York City was arrested in Hawaii for violating the state's quarantine orders after he posted photos of himself on a beach on Instagram.
Hawaii is currently discouraging any tourists from entering the state until the least the end of June, but those who do so before then must undergo a 14-day quarantine before moving about the state and acknowledge the terms of this requirement by signing a document that outlines both the rules and punishments for violating them. However, the 23-year-old man, Tarique Peters, arrived on O'ahu on May 15 and soon posted photos of himself on the beach on his Instagram account. Furthermore, Peters used public transportation to get to many of the places he visited, further increasing the risk caused by his violation of the quarantine.
Authorities were alerted by other people who saw his posts showing him out and about in Waikiki. A local man who was with Peters at the time of his arrest was also arrested and charged. Peters is currently in jail with a $4,000 bail.
According to the New York Post, Peters' mom said: "He had no business going there... I told him not to go." The Hawaii attorney general's office thanked citizens for continuing the report violations.
Lead image by NASA, public domain.