Coronavirus Australia: Man uses sheets to escape hotel quarantine after illegally traveling to WA . to have flown
Quarantine evader uses BEDS in brutal escape from the fourth floor of his hotel room in Perth – after he was caught illegally flying in from Queensland
- Man allegedly used sheets in brutal escape from quarantine hotel
- He flew from Brisbane to Western Australia around 4:15 pm on Monday maandag
- He had not completed a G2G pass and had no exemption to travel
- Western Australia currently has a hard border with Victoria, Queensland and NSW
A Queensland man has been charged after he allegedly escaped hotel quarantine using a makeshift rope made from sheets.
The 39-year-old man had arrived on a flight to Western Australia from Brisbane around 4:15 p.m. Monday, but had not completed a G2G pass.
The man was promptly transported to a hotel quarantine facility in Rivervale after his manual application failed to meet travel waiver requirements.
The man illegally landed in Western Australia around 4:15 p.m. Monday and was quarantined at a hotel in Rivervale in eastern Perth after failing to complete a G2G pass
Police claimed the man used sheets from his hotel room to make a makeshift rope before climbing out a fourth-floor window and escaping.
He was ordered to leave WA within 48 hours and was ordered to temporarily quarantine overnight at a hotel in east Perth.
Police say the man escaped from the hotel around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday and used the sheets of his bed to make a makeshift rope.
“He climbed out of a window of the fourth-floor room using a rope made of sheets and fled the area,” police said in a statement.
Officers found the suspected escapee a few hours later around 8:55 a.m. in Mount Lawley, a short 15-minute walk from Rivervale, and arrested him.
Police accuse the man of failing to follow directions and providing false or misleading information.
He returned a negative test for Covid-19 and is expected to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court later on Tuesday.
WA currently has a hard border with Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria as states work to control recent outbreaks of the Indian Delta variant.
NSW recorded 78 new Covid-19 cases overnight – but 27 were in the community while contagious.
The 39-year-old Brisbane man was arrested and charged with failing to follow directions and providing false or misleading information
Of the 49 linked cases, 45 are household contacts and 4 close contacts.
Victoria’s rapid five-day lockdown has been extended by seven days as the state registered 13 new cases on Tuesday, which will now end at midnight on July 27.
This is Victoria’s fifth lockdown since the pandemic hit Australia’s shores early last year and the third so far in 2021.
In Queensland, health authorities registered a mysterious case of Covid-19 on Tuesday, a fully vaccinated woman who had no known links to other clusters.
South Australia has plunged into lockdown from 6pm tonight after recording two more new cases of Covid overnight, bringing the total for the state to five.