In a rare judgement, a judge in Maine has given the freedom to Kaci Hickox, a nurse to go wherever she pleases. This is quite in contrast to ruling by her state which had put restrictions on her movements.
The judge in this case, Charles C. LaVerdiere pointed out that daily monitoring of her health can continue like before but her movement cannot be restricted as she is not an active case of Ebola.
The judge also expressed reservation on the misconception that prevails about Ebola in United States. The State police had posted a guard outside her home to keep a check on her movements. However, the guard left as soon as the ruling of the court came in favour of Kaci.
Kaci was visibly excited about the overall development and said that here thoughts were for people suffering from Ebola in the West African region. Kaci lives in town of Maine, a small outpost near the edge of California and has no special plans after the ruling came in her favour.
The health officials in the city had gone to the court to stop Kaci from going out in public and mingling with people until her 21 day quarantine period ended. However, the judge pointed that as Kati was not suffering from Ebola, putting her through such stringent quarantine test was not required.
The issue of 21 day quarantine in United States has become a prestige issue and people who are made to undergo the same are protesting against the same.