The drastic measures come after a man in his twenties who worked as a security guard at the Sheraton Four Points, a hotel quarantine facility, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Why plunge 2 million people into lockdown for one case, at a quarantine facility no less, where such a transmission would have to be considered relatively likely, particularly when there are other active cases in the region?
Because we have some new variants, or “strains” that we need to go into complete hysterical meltdowns over which coincidentally permits authorities to once again wield unchecked power over citizens.
Of the four active cases at the hotel while the man was on shift, two were carrying the United Kingdom strain and one the South African strain of the virus, which are believed to be more contagious than other variants.
Just as an aside, it remains 100% xenophobic and racist to call a virus that originated in China, the “China virus,” but totally not xenophobic or racist to refer to new strains by their place of origin.
Everyone knows that, common practice, has been for days.
It is not known what strain the security guard has, he could very well have the original strain, of which there are 12 active cases in the region.
However, when dealing with matters of public health, it’s always best to err on the side of capricious authoritarianism.
Speaking of which, the cops nabbed their first perp.