WOW – American woman is facing 10 years in German prison after exposing others to Covid after pub-crawl

  • The Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation after the woman, named only as Yasmin A., went out partying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • She was awaiting test results after returning from Greece with a sore throat
  • The latest cases recorded Tuesday take the total number of recent infections in the town to 59, including 25 staff at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort 
  • The woman is said to have visited the Peaches bar and the Irish Pub in Garmisch

An American military employee is facing jail in Germany after allegedly going on a bar crawl with COVID-19, infecting at least 23 others and exposing more than 710 people to the virus.

The Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation after the woman identified only as Yasmin A from the US, was accused of partying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen while awaiting test results after returning from a vacation in Greece in early September with a sore throat.

On Tuesday it was reported authorities had recorded three more COVID-19 infections in people who frequented bars visited by the 26-year-old, who works at the Defense department owned Edelweiss Lodge and Resort.

Chief Public Prosecutor Andrea Mayer told German daily newspaper Bild: ‘We have an initial suspicion that we are now investigating.’

District Office spokesman Wolfgang Rotzsche added: ‘If the woman has actually consciously accepted this risk, then she should also be legally prosecuted.’

The latest cases recorded Tuesday take the total number of recent infections in the town to 59, including 25 staff at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, which is reserved for members of the American military, their families and veterans.

Lawyer Arndt Kempgens said: ‘From the point of view of conditional intent, this can even lead to criminal liability for wilful and dangerous bodily harm according to Section 224 of the Criminal Code. The sentence ranges from 6 months to 10 years in prison.’

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