HAWAII (CBS13) – Citrus Heights newlyweds who visited Hawaii for their honeymoon were arrested for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for travelers, according to state officials.
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Borice Leouskiy, 20, Yuliia Andreichenko, 26, who are both from Ukraine, but now living in Citrus Heights, arrived at a Waikiki-area hotel Wednesday night, according to a state news release. Although hotel management read the newlyweds the quarantine rules, the couple reportedly said airport officials told them they were allowed to visit friends, parks, and beaches, according to officials.
The couple then reportedly scoffed when hotel management again read them the quarantine requirements. They left the hotel that night and returned sometime after midnight with pizza and said they were allowed to leave to purchase food, the news release said.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Fatal West Sacramento Shooting Identified As Ernesto Gonzalez
State officials said the newlyweds left the hotel again the next day, which forced the hotel to contact authorities.
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“We appreciate the vigilance and cooperation of the hotel staff, and staff at other hotels, in helping maintain the health and safety of visitors and residents,” Attorney General Clare Connors noted. “It is important that everyone flying into Hawai‘i at this time, abide by our mandatory rules. Law enforcement, in partnership with other state and county agencies and the travel industry are continuing to monitor compliance with the mandatory self-quarantine rule.”