Manhunt is underway for man, 27, on the run from Sydney Covid hotspot after testing positive and failing to isolate
- An arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Sydney man Anthony Karam
- He allegedly ‘failed to isolate as directed by public health order’ while positive
- NSW Police said on Friday night they were yet to locate the Covid positive man
- The warrant comes as NSW recorded a pandemic-record 825 cases statewide
A manhunt has been launched for a Covid-infected Sydneysider who allegedly ignored health orders and failed to self-isolate after testing positive to the virus.
Police allege Anthony Karam, 27, ‘failed to isolate as directed by a public health order’ and have issued a warrant for his arrest after attempts to track him down failed.
He is known to spend time in Greenacre, Wentworth Point and Parramatta in the city’s west and south-west.
Anthony Karam (pictured), 27, has ‘failed to isolate as directed by public health order’ and an arrest warrant has been issued to find the man known to frequent Greenacre, Wentworth Point and Parramatta
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant urged the public not to go near the man as he is infectious.
‘The community is warned to avoid contact with Mr Karam and not approach him.’
Mr Karam is described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance, about 170cm tall with an olive complexion and a thin build.
He has brown eyes, dark hair with a beard and a moustache, and police are urging anyone with information about the mans whereabouts to contact 000 immediately.
Meanwhile, a party in Sydney’s east has become a super-spreader event, with 16 positive cases being recorded on Saturday originating form the gathering.
NSW Police said on Friday night they were yet to located the man, and NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant warned Sydneysiders to avoid Mr Karam as he ‘has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is infectious’
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard hit out at the party’s ‘selfish’ attendees after the 16 infections were revealed among a pandemic-record 825 cases found state-wide on Saturday.
‘Each of these people who are going to these functions must understand that they run the risk of either having the virus and transmitting it or getting the virus and taking it home to their families and their communities,’ Mr Hazzard said.
‘There is no time now to be selfish — it’s time to think of the broader community and your families. If you are actually spreading the virus, you could be responsible for peoples’ deaths.’