The New York City government has lashed out at a female US politician who went to two restaurants in a row after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin was found at a restaurant in New York two days after she tested positive for the Novel coronavirus, NBC News reported on Tuesday. She has yet to be vaccinated against the virus.When Sarah Palin and her team arrived at Elio, a celeb-studded restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, on Wednesday night, staff insisted they eat outdoors, foreign media reported.Luca Guaitolini, the restaurant’s manager, said in a statement: “Tonight, Sarah Palin came to our restaurant to apologize for the disturbance she caused during her last visit.In line with vaccination regulations, and to protect our staff, we sat her out for dinner.We are a restaurant open to the public and we treat all members of the public equally.”But Palin appears to have ignored guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommend that people who test positive for novel Coronavirus isolate themselves for five days “even if they have no symptoms”.Late Thursday, the office of Mayor Eric Adams urged New Yorkers who had been in contact with Ms. Palin to take novel coronavirus tests.Sarah Palin dines at Elio restaurant”We encourage all New Yorkers who have had contact with Sarah Palin to be tested, and we encourage all New Yorkers to be tested regularly, especially those who believe they may have been exposed to novel Coronavirus,” Said Jonah Allon, a New York City government spokesman, according to the New York Daily News.Palin has been in New York lately because of her legal battle with The New York Times.The trial was adjourned until February 3 after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.Palin sued the New York Times in 2017, claiming that an article written by the paper’s editorial board damaged her reputation.She said the article falsely claimed that her comments played a role in inciting a shooting in 2011.In announcing the postponement, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan, who is overseeing the case, said it was “clear that she has not been vaccinated against COVID-19.”Palin also reportedly enjoyed an al fresco dinner at another well-regarded Italian restaurant on Tuesday night.According to New York City’s quarantine regulations, customers must show proof of vaccination before entering restaurants.In a statement, the city accused Palin of endangering others and ignoring quarantine rules.”At the heart of the New York regulations is the protection of all New Yorkers, including the small businesses that power our city’s economy,” the statement said.Ms. Palin needs to respect small business employees and follow quarantine rules like everyone else.”Last April, Sarah Palin and her family tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus test.At the time, she urged people to continue social distancing and wear masks.But Palin has steadfastly refused to be vaccinated, telling a rally in Arizona last month: “I would take a shot over my dead body.”The New York City government has lashed out at a us politician who went to two restaurants in a row after being diagnosed with COVID-19