A US nail technician has shared the series of shocking messages between her and a client who broke quarantine to get a manicure after testing positive for coronavirus.
In the messages the woman tells Washington technician Taylor Caravella she should "quarantine herself".
"I feel really bad and should not have shown up for my appointment but I desperately needed my nails done!" the text said.
"I tested positive for the virus two days ago, so please quarantine yourself."
A shocked Caravella responded in horror over the move.
"I asked you before you even got here if you had been exposed to the virus and if you have had it at any point," she wrote.
"You have known I am immune-compromised and legally wasn't supposed to take your appointment if you did."
The woman justified the move by saying she was "desperate to get out of the house" after being in quarantine for "two days".
"I needed my nails done soooooo bad!" she added.
Caravella shared a screenshot of the conversation on Instagram, where it's racked up almost 6000 likes.
"Yesterday after I posted about this on my Facebook, the world has been up in arms with me and for me. I just want to thank everyone for their support, and encouragement," she captioned the post.
"Let's protect ourselves and each other.
"If there is anything I have learned in the last 24 hours, there may be a handful of unthoughtful people like this ex-client who did this to me yesterday, but this world is a beautiful place with a whole lot of people in it willing to do what's right."
Caravella added she had reported the woman to the authorities.