Woman who mocked social distancing diagnosed with coronavirus

A naive young woman who mocked social distancing in a video has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Ireland Tate, from Tennessee, joked to followers about not following orders to stay inside over the outbreak that has killed almost 30,000 people.

She said she was “aware that we’re supposed to be self-quarantining and social distancing to keep everyone safe” but insisted she was not concerned.

Ms Tate added: “Cool. I get it. I just don’t think that I’m going to get the virus."

But now the tables have turned, after she tested positive for Covid-19.

She had earlier reported having symptoms associated with the virus.

Ms Tate bemoaned: to WZTV: "It feels like someone is sitting on my chest at all times. It’s really hard to breathe. I’ve coughed until my throat has bled.

“While it may not be affecting you, you could be affecting someone’s grandma or grandpa or aunt or uncle or sister."

The US has overtaken China in having more cases than anywhere else in the world at 86,000.

There have now been more than 600,000 cases of the killer bug around the world since it broke out in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year.

  • Coronavirus UK death toll soars to 1,019 as 260 die in 24 hours

After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for Covid-19, US President Donald Trump described the diagnosis as a "terrible thing".

He said: “Boris Johnson was asking for ventilators today.

“As you know, Boris has tested, unfortunately he’s tested positive, and it’s a terrible thing. But he’s going to be great. I’m sure he’s going to be totally great."

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