Australian Sneaks Out Of COVID-19 Quarantine To Visit Girlfriend, Jailed For A Month

Jonathan David, 35, was arrested earlier this month after jamming open a fire escape and slipping out of mandatory quarantine at a Perth hotel, Western Australia Police said in a statement.He told Perth’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday that he first flouted the law to get food but hours later broke quarantine again because he missed his girlfriend, Seven News reported.By escaping through the fire exit, he successfully avoided hotel staff several times but was caught on CCTV, police said.Under laws aimed at stopping the spread of the virus, David was required to isolate for 14 days after arriving in Perth from the southeastern state of Victoria on March 28.

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