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The nurse who was under Ebola quarantine has gone for a bike ride

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A NURSE WHO had been placed in quarantine for Ebola against her will has defied US authorities and gone for a bike ride.

Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend went for the cycle followed by a police car after telling authorities to life the quarantine that she has been under since returning from west Africa, where she was treating patients with the virus.

Hickox contends there’s no need for quarantine because she’s showing no symptoms. She’s also tested negative for the deadly disease twice.

“I really hope that we can work things out amicably and continue to negotiate,” she said.

There was no immediate comment from state health officials, the Associated Press reports.

The state of Maine was going to court in an effort to detain Hickox for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on 10 November.

It was the second time Hickox had brokn her quarantine. She left her home last night to briefly speak to reporters, even shaking a hand that was offered to her.

“I’m not willing to stand here and let my civil rights be violated when it’s not science-based,” she said.

Read: “It’s not science-based” – Nurse who treated Ebola patients refuses to be quarantined

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