Argentinian woman faces jail for throwing birthday for kids amid lockdown

An Argentinian council member faces as much as 15 years behind bars for throwing a “riotous” birthday celebration for her two teenagers — by which visitors threw eggs and flour over one another — throughout the coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with a brand new report.

Isabel Mercado, of Mendoza, has stop her job as a Coordinator of Institutional Relations, after allegedly flouting lockdown laws to carry the birthday bash, The Mirror reported.

In a video of the gathering, nobody seems to be sporting a face masks or following social distancing, in accordance with the report.

The celebration abruptly ended when a neighbor known as the cops, in accordance with the report.

Mercado has been charged with spreading a harmful and contagious illness.

She has apologized “for not respecting the orders,” the outlet reported.

“Because of my children’s 18th and 15th birthdays, we decided to follow tradition and throw eggs and flour, which takes no more than an hour, which is what happened,” she stated.

“I did not know what I was thinking of and I take full responsibility for what happened,” she added. “I allowed myself to follow the feelings and love of a mother.”

Her husband, and the proprietor of the house the place the celebration happened, have additionally been charged and will face the identical sentence, the outlet reported.

The incident stays underneath investigation.

Argentina has reported 6,879 coronavirus circumstances and 344 deaths, in accordance with Johns Hopkins University information.