Coronavirus is disrupting lives all over the world, however, there are still some people who refuse to take the threat seriously and continue to act irresponsibly. One such person is a man from South Carolina, who created a fake doctor’s note stating he has COVID-19 and gave it to his employer. As a result, panic ensued and the office was closed for five days and sanitised. Also Read - Coronavirus: Women at Lucknow's Clock Tower Call Off Protest Amid Statewide Shutdown
Jeffrey Travis Long, who works at a call centre in Spartanburg County, showed his employer a forged doctor’s excuse because he apparently wanted a’ two-week paid vacation’. Also Read - Harvey Weinstein, 68, Gets Coronavirus in Prison Serving 23 Years of Sentence For Rape And Sexual Assault
The note read: “Dear Mr. Long, I am writing at your request to provide a note for your work regarding missing days. You were seen at Primary Care 1 here at the CGVAMC on 03/12/2020 with a positive test for the COVID-19 virus. You may return to work on 03/27/2020 following retesting on 3/27/2020. Please let us know if you require anything further.” Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown: Sensex Tanks Over 2,800 Points, Rupee Falls Further Against USD
However, after further investigation it was revealed that Long made up all that up.
Hospital officials told police they hadn’t seen Long within the previous two week period, also his note didn’t have an official stamp from the facility. Subsequently, he was arrested on Thursday for breach of peace and forgery. Meanwhile, needless to say, he is no longer employed by the company as well.