Covid-19 Australia: Couple breaks hotel food quarantine after driving from Melbourne to Perth

Couple who drove 3,400 km from closed-off Melbourne to Perth are arrested after they snuck out of their quarantine hotel without a mask to eat at a restaurant

  • Woman, 54, and man, 49, are in police custody after violating hotel quarantine
  • The couple traveled from Vic to WA and ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days
  • Couple quarantined in accommodation unsuitable due to shared bathroom gedeelde
  • The husband and wife have also fled quarantine to dine without required masks

A couple is in police custody after allegedly violating the hotel’s 14-day quarantine instructions to eat out.

The 54-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man traveled from incarcerated Victoria and arrived in Western Australia on Saturday, where they were told to self-quarantine for 14 days after stopping at a Eucla border checkpoint.

Both the man and the woman were allowed to stay overnight in suitable accommodation in Norseman before heading to Rockingham, south Perth, to complete the remainder of their quarantine period.

The couple will be held in custody until August 9, where they will have to appear before the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court

The couple will be held in custody until August 9, where they will have to appear before the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court

Police allege that the couple violated their terms by staying in a hotel that was not suitable for quarantine due to the hotel’s shared bathroom facilities.

The pair were then caught eating at a public restaurant, with neither of them wearing masks as required.

The WA Police Department accused the couple of failing to follow a lead and will appear in Kalgoorlie District Court on Aug. 9.

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