Man Removed by Police After Demanding to Be Tested for Coronavirus at Council Meeting

"I've been trying to get tested for two weeks. I went on a cruise, I have flu-like symptoms. I want to get tested. Who's gonna test me?"
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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A man who was demanding to be tested for a possible coronavirus infection had to be removed by police after a St. Louis County Council meeting, Tuesday. 

Shortly after the council adjourned the man – claiming he was on a cruise ship and no one would administer a test for him – entered the chambers.

"There's no testing in this county. There's no adequate testing," the man claimed. "I've been trying to get tested for two weeks. I went on a cruise, I have flu-like symptoms. I want to get tested. Who's gonna test me?"

The man threw his coat on the floor and cursed, before he was led away by police. 

Councilmen Tim Fitch and Mark Harder both stood and watched the man as other council members cleared the room. 

"Call 9-1-1," Fitch told the man.

That one case is the 20-year-old woman who returned from a study-abroad trip to Italy. 

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The woman's family has now retained an attorney, claiming the county never told them all to self-quarantine.

County officials assert that they asked them to self-quarantine as of last Thursday.

The younger sister of the woman with the virus went to school both Thursday and Friday. While the father and younger daughter went to a house party before the Saturday dance. The father aslo went to a coffee shop prior to the dance.

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