Leader of North Carolina group protesting stay-at-home rules contracts Covid-19 2 months ago

Leader of North Carolina group protesting stay-at-home rules contracts Covid-19

She has been in quarantine for two weeks.

An organiser of a North Carolina group calling on the state to ease its current coronavirus restrictions has contracted Covid-19.

Audrey Whitlock, who administers the Facebook page of ReOpen NC, has been unable to attend several rallies after testing positive for the virus and has been in quarantine for two weeks.

Whitlock continues to insist that Governor Roy Cooper's stay-at-home order should be rescinded as it violates her right to religious freedom.

"The reality is that modern society has not been able to eradicate contagious viruses. A typical public health quarantine would occur in a medical facility," Whitlock wrote in a post in the group, according to news station WNCN.

"I have been told not to participate in public or private accommodations as requested by the government, and therefore denied my 1st amendment right of freedom of religion."

The ReOpen NC group has held two rallies in recent weeks to protest against the governor's stay-at-home order.

Cooper recently extended the order until 8 May and ReOpen NC will rally against the restrictions on Tuesday.

Whitlock's quarantine ended on Sunday and she said she will attend the rally.

The state has 9,142 confirmed cases of Covid-19, leading to 306 deaths, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.