After driving to a New Jersey restaurant and violating her 21-day Ebola quarantine, NBC's chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman is now under a mandatory quarantine.
While covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia earlier this month, a freelance photographer working with Snyderman and an NBC News crew was diagnosed with the virus. Ashoka Mukpo was brought back to the United States for treatment, and Snyderman and the rest of the team also returned to the U.S. and quarantined themselves.
But Snyderman was seen outside of the Peasant Grill restaurant last week, TMZ reports, sitting in the back seat of her Mercedes. Other quarantined members of the team were also in the car, and one went inside to pick up soup. On Monday night's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams read a statement from Snyderman, who apologized for breaking the quarantine. "We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal," she said. "As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused. We are thrilled that Ashoka is getting better and our thoughts continue to be with the thousands affected by Ebola whose stories we all want to cover."