COVID Positive NSW Man Escapes Quarantine in Tasmania.
A 31 year old NSW man arrived in Tasmania without a valid G2G pass and was taken to the Travelodge Hotel in Hobart for quarantine.
He left Melbourne on Jetstar flight JQ715 arriving in Hobart on Monday evening (11th Oct 2021), as one of less than a dozen passengers on the flight.
The following day, hotel security found that he was missing from his room and Tasmanian police were immediately notified.
The 31 year old man was found in the outer northern suburbs of Hobart later that day and he was returned to hotel quarantine under increased guard.
His COVID test came back positive overnight.
Contact tracers are working to determine the man’s movements and how many people he may have come in contact with.
Premier Peter Mr Gutwein said the man had been knocked back twice and had chosen to attempt to enter Tasmania on the last flight of the evening, without getting a G2G pass.
He will receive two fines totalling just over $3,000. These are for breaching quarantine as well as attempting to enter the state without the necessary approvals.
Anyone who was in the Hobart airport arrival hall, including baggage pickup, between 8:54pm and 10:07pm on 11th October 2021 have been told that they must isolate immediately and get a COVID-19 test on or after 16th October.
On receiving a negative result, they will be able to leave isolation.