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Breach of quarantine rules - Darwin

01 November 2020

A 41-year-old man who is a member of the Defence force is alleged to have left his designated quarantine accommodation during the mandatory 14 day quarantine period.

The man came to police attention due to his aggressive behaviour and returned to the accommodation. He had been tested upon his arrival into Darwin from overseas returning negative result.

All returning members of the Defence Force undergo the 14 day quarantine period in designated quarantine accommodation, which have COVID19 plans in place to prevent community contact.

The infringement penalty for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the  Public and Environment Health Act 2011  is $5,056 for an individual and $25,280 for a business.

33,115 compliance checks have now been completed and 155 fines have been issued.