The Coronavirus Plague Is So Serious in Mississippi That Residents Who Test Positive Are Ordered to Isolate for Ten Days or Face Five Years in Prison

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced an order on Friday telling all state residents infected with COVID-19 to isolate for ten days or possibly face up to five years in prison.

The order, issued by State Health Officer Dr Thomas Hobbs, asks Mississippians that they ‘must immediately home-isolate on first knowledge of infection with COVID-19,’ regardless of vaccination status.

Hobb’s directive comes into play at a critical time for the states as it continues to battle surges in positive COVID-19 cases.

With more than just a third of the population fully vaccinated against the virus at 36.6 percent, Mississippi is the second-lowest vaccinated state in the country, just behind Alabama, which has a 36.1 percent rate, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The mandate precisely hints that people who test positive for COVID-19 must stay at home until they’re ‘fever free for at least 24 hours’ and exhibit ‘improvement of other symptoms.’

However, a negative COVID-19 test is not required to end isolation after ten days of isolation are up.

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Source: Daily Mail