Tourist, 23, from New York is arrested for violating Hawaii's 14 day quarantine period after he posted photos on Instagram of himself with a surfboard and sunbathing on the beach

A tourist from New York was arrested for allegedly violating Hawaii's traveler quarantine after he posted photos on Instagram of himself sunbathing and carrying a surfboard, state officials said.
Hawaii authorities have been cracking down on travelers who defy a mandatory 14-day quarantine for people arriving in the islands, a rule put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
As of Friday, Hawaii reported one new case of COVI-19, bringing the statewide total 638 cases and 17 deaths.
Tarique Peters, 23, New York has been arrested in Hawaii for allegedly violating a mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for all visitors to the island state
Tarique Peters, 23, New York has been arrested in Hawaii for allegedly violating a mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for all visitors to the island state
Tarique Peters of the Bronx arrived on O'ahu on Monday and posted numerous pictures of himself on Instagram. He ended up receiving some harsh comments
Tarique Peters of the Bronx arrived on O'ahu on Monday and posted numerous pictures of himself on Instagram. He ended up receiving some harsh comments 
Some tourists have been arrested for defying the quarantine.
Tarique Peters, 23, of the Bronx, arrived in Honolulu on Monday, said a news release from the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center.
'He allegedly left his hotel room the day he arrived and traveled many places using public transportation,' the release said. 'Authorities became aware of his social media posts from citizens who saw posts of him - on the beach with a surfboard, sunbathing, and walking around Waikiki at night.'
Agents from the state attorney general's office arrested him Friday morning. Hotel staff told the agents they saw Peters leave his room and the hotel numerous times.

Authorities only became aware of his social media posts after citizens saw posts of him – on the beach with a surfboard, sunbathing, and walking around Waikīkī
Authorities only became aware of his social media posts after citizens saw posts of him – on the beach with a surfboard, sunbathing, and walking around Waikīkī
Hotel staff also confirmed that they had seen him leave his room and the premises on several occasions throughout the past week
Hotel staff also confirmed that they had seen him leave his room and the premises on several occasions throughout the past week
Travelers in quarantine aren't allowed to leave hotel rooms or residences for any reason except medical emergencies. Hotel guests don't receive housekeeping services and must arrange for food to be delivered to them.
Peters was booked, and his bail was set at $4,000.
He couldn't immediately be reached for comment Friday. He didn't immediately respond to messages on an Instagram account with the handle @tariquepeters.
A photo from two days ago with the location 'Honolulu - Waikiki Beach' shows him carrying a surfboard on a beach. 
A photo from May 4 shows him wearing a mask in New York City's Bryant Park.
A photo from May 4 shows him wearing a mask in New York City's Bryant Park
A photo from May 4 shows him wearing a mask in New York City's Bryant Park
Lawmakers have been struggling with how to enhance enforcement of the quarantine as people keep arriving to Hawaii. 
Visitors to his Instagram page were not happy at Peters' alleged behavior.
'Don't come to Hawaii and break our laws. You thought you were cute skipping out the 14 day mandatory quarantine and putting our residents in danger. Good for you. Now all of Hawaii knows who you are and all of Hawaii knows how you feel about us,' wrote one follower.
'The world dying and u having fun,' said one upset user. 'Come on vacation , leave with citation. #stayhome' wrote another in his comments. 
On Thursday, 252 visitors and 318 residents arrived, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. During the same time last year, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in the tourism-dependent state daily.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
A "Keep Out" sign is displayed in front of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii. Tourism makes up one-fifth of Hawaii's economy gross domestic product, with 10 million visitors last year - that's all but vanished, for now
A "Keep Out" sign is displayed in front of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii. Tourism makes up one-fifth of Hawaii's economy gross domestic product, with 10 million visitors last year - that's all but vanished, for now 
Tourist, 23, from New York is arrested for violating Hawaii's 14 day quarantine period after he posted photos on Instagram of himself with a surfboard and sunbathing on the beach Tourist, 23, from New York is arrested for violating Hawaii's 14 day quarantine period after he posted photos on Instagram of himself with a surfboard and sunbathing on the beach Reviewed by Your Destination on May 16, 2020 Rating: 5

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