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Maine nurse Kaci Hickox ordered to stay three feet away from people

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Kaci Hickox left her house on Oct. 30 on a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur. NBC photo Kaci Hickox left her house on Oct. 30 on a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur. NBC photo
(NBC News) - Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients and is locked in a standoff with the governor over quarantine rules, has been temporarily ordered by a court to stay at least three feet away from other people and avoid public places.

Hickox, who has tested negative for Ebola and has no symptoms, maintains that her rights are being violated by restrictions imposed by Maine authorities. She took a defiant bike ride on Thursday morning.

In a court order issued late Thursday, Hickox was instructed to stay away from public transit and workplaces, and not to leave the town of Fort Kent, where she has mostly been holed up in a house, without consulting with public health authorities.

The order applies “until further order of this court” on Friday. The order said that Hickox's lawyers had agreed that she would follow the instructions until the court weighs in again.

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