A Maine judge has granted Kaci Hickox freedom of movement, thus lifting the previous restrictions imposed on her.
Hickox had recently returned to the States from Sierra Leone, where she had treated Ebola patients.
Upon her return, she was questioned for six hours and put in an isolation tent at Newark University Hospital for the weekend. After testing negative for Ebola twice, she was allowed to travel home to Maine, where State Governor Paul LePage went to court to have a full 21-day quarantine imposed on her. Hickox considered this measure to be unwarranted, as she had already tested negative twice, and also she thought it violated her rights. She threatened to sue, and yesterday a judge upheld her claim, thus overturning the State’s decision.
Hickox is now free to go outside and move about without restriction.