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Police: Couple Flew To Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

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Wesley Moribe, 41, and Courtney Peterson, 46, Kaua'i Police Department

(AP) – Authorities say a couple was arrested at a Hawaii airport for traveling on a flight from California despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19.

The Kauai Police Department says Wesley Moribe and Courtney Peterson boarded a flight to Lihue with a 4-year-old child after San Francisco International Airport officials told them to isolate themselves and avoid the flight Sunday.

The Kauai residents were arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangering. Officials say Moribe and Peterson took COVID-19 detection tests and both tested positive for the virus. Peterson did not immediately return voicemail messages seeking comment. A phone number associated with Moribe had been disconnected.

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