Biosecurity breach outside of Alice Springs, two taken from Katherine for not quarantining

by | Apr 20, 2020 | COVID-19, News | 0 comments

Two males who attempted to re-enter a remote community in Central Australia have been taken to Alice Springs for quarantine, NT Police say.

The men were discovered Friday night after driving through a biosecurity checkpoint roughly 20 km from Alice Springs in a failed attempt to return home after travelling to Alice Springs. Police said they intercepted the vehicle and the men were unable to provide the proper paperwork that would allow them to return to the community.

Police said in a statement that the 21-year-old male driver was issued an infringement notice and both occupants of the vehicle were conveyed back to Alice Springs to quarantine.

Meanwhile on Saturday, police say a couple in their 20s who had travelled from Western Australia by road and were directed to quarantine in Katherine breached the order “on multiple occasions” and were taken to the Howard Springs quarantine facility to be detained.

Police said the couple had been found to be leaving their accommodation in Katherine to reside with family and were therefore taken to Howard Springs under direction of the NT Chief Health Officer.

In other instances over the weekend, more Territorians have been fined for failing to properly distance themselves at what are quickly becoming infamous Tennant Creek parties.

NT Police said on Friday, they seized a large quantity of alcohol after attending two different homes following complaints of social-gatherings and issued two infringement notices to a 29-year-old male and a 43-year-old female.

On the same night, police also had complaints of a large social-gathering at a hotel in Jabiru where they fined five people between the ages of 27 and 63 for failing to disperse after being directed by police.

“All ten people were issued with an infringement penalty of $1,099 and referred to Environmental Health Officers to conduct a further risk assessment to determine if contact tracing is required,” said police spokeswoman Elle Arnold in a statement.

Police said 5,756 compliance checks have now been completed with 41 fines issued. It was not explained why the police only released a statement about the weekend infractions on Monday.

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