Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Darwin man slapped with $5000 iso-fine

A 20-year-old man has been slapped with a $5056 fine after attempting to leave mandatory quarantine accommodation in Darwin earlier today.

The man, who was on his final day of the mandatory 14 day quarantine period, was intercepted by police and the Quarantine facility personnel when he attempted to leave the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility around 10:30am.

Police say the man will remain in quarantine to finish the mandatory isolation quarantine period.

Incident Controller, Acting Commander Sachin Sharma said all community members were required to comply with the Chief Health Officer’s directions to maintain a COVID-19 free Territory.

“Directions are in place to keep all Territorians safe and we do take the breaches seriously,” said A/Cmdr Sharma

“We will intervene and enforce the directions that are so critical to maintain public health. 

The NT Police, Health and all of our partnered agencies are working tirelessly to achieve only one outcome, that is to keep everyone safe but we need full participation from the Community.”

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