Saint Petersburg officers searching for Russian ‘Sarah Connor’ who escaped from Coronavirus quarantine


Movie buffs will bear in mind the long-lasting scene in Terminator 2 when Linda Hamilton, as Sarah Connor, broke out of a safe hospital. Now, a girl in Saint Petersburg has copied it, in actual life.

Better nonetheless, she pulled off the trick with none robotic help. Suffering from a sore throat after arriving from China, Alla Ilyina had been despatched to the Botkinskaya Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital for 2 weeks of quarantine.

But she did not fancy it, believing that the medical doctors had been violating her rights. So, the 32-year-old housewife conjured up an escape plan, by breaking by means of an digital lock.

Ilyina defined that she left Hainan on January 30 and a day later handed checks within the Russian Far Eastern metropolis of Khabarovsk, the place she was waved by means of as Coronavirus free. Officials weren’t taking any possibilities, nevertheless, and on February 1, she was once more screened in Saint Petersburg, with no issues.

“On the 4th, I had a sore throat, there was no temperature,” she advised Moscow day by day RBK. “On February 6, they took me to the hospital, promised it was only for one day. On the 7th the doctor came and said: ‘Congratulations, you are healthy, the tests have confirmed this! But we will keep you here for two weeks.'” Fed up, she made her sprint for freedom later the identical day.

“An electromagnetic lock was installed on the door. I took apart the box and short-circuited it,” she elaborated. “(The) door opened. I packed my things and went down the hall to the elevator. It turned out that the door was locked.”

In a panic, she then started to run alongside the hall, ultimately discovering a means out. Now, the Health Committee of St. Petersburg insists she can be fined. Nevertheless, Ilyina advised RBK she had no regrets. “There’s just no way I would sit in a cage for 14 days — no thanks, I was not given the right to refuse to stay there,” she argued.

“The patient was told by the chief medical officer that she should be monitored and treated at the hospital for 14 days,” mentioned Health Committee spokeswoman Olga Ryabinina. “She did not comply. So, a telegram has been sent to the police asking them to hold her accountable.”

She may face a high quality of as much as 500 rubles (round $8).The boss of the hospital, Aleksei Yakovlev, desires authorities to go additional: “If she thinks she can get away with a 500 ruble fine and no other consequences for this, she is profoundly mistaken,” he insisted.

For her half, Ilyina plans to contact the Prosecutor’s Office and the native Investigative Committee with a criticism concerning the conduct of the medical workers at Botkinskaya.

Ilyina has turn out to be one thing of a hero to others in quarantine due to coronavirus. St Petersburg information useful resource Fontanka reviews that they’ve even written a tune about her, with easy lyrics: “I want to be like Alla, like Alla, like Alla. She escaped from Botkin, ran away, ran away.”

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