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
- The two women climbed over the perimeter fence of the Alice Springs facility
- They jumped in a getaway car and drove straight to their mother’s house
- But the mother immediately called the authorities to have them returned
- The two women, boyfriend of one, and their mother are all now in quarantine
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.
The two women, 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 was 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 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 they expect to issue infringement notices later today.
The infringement penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer’s Directions is $5,056 for an individual and $25,280 for a business.