Outbreak fears as young Aussie sisters BREAK OUT of hotel quarantine into a waiting getaway car – but are dobbed in to cops by their own mum
A pair of young Australian sisters have escaped from hotel quarantine in the Northern Territory after climbing over a fence into a waiting getaway car.
Two sisters, aged 19 and 22, left the Alice Springs facility by climbing over the perimeter fence before they drove to their mother’s home who then raised the alarm.
One daughter returned to quarantine immediately, joined by her mother, but the second daughter and her boyfriend initially refused.
All four are now in mandatory supervised quarantine.
It is understood the women had not attended any other locations or come into contact with others during the short time they were on the run, said Northern Territory Police.
‘It’s incredible that after all this time, with deaths and lockdowns, people are still not taking this pandemic seriously,’ said NT Police Commander Sachin Sharma.
‘The reason we have no community transmission in the Territory and that we are safe is because we have been diligent in ensuring anyone potentially at risk is quarantined.
‘Incidents like to this place the wider NT community in danger and will not be tolerated. We must continue to remain vigilant and follow all Directions of the Chief Health Officer.’
Police say their investigations are continuing and expect to issue infringement notices later today.
The infringement penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer’s Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environment Health Act 2011 is $5,056 for an individual and $25,280 for a business.