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Australia police arrest quarantine escapees

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 1st December, 2021 03:48:41 PM
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Australia police arrest quarantine escapees


Australian police have arrested three people who broke out of a Covid quarantine compound in the middle of the night, BBC reported.

The Howard Springs centre near Darwin in the Northern Territory is one of Australia's main quarantine facilities for people returning to the country.

Police said the trio scaled a fence to break out of the facility

Officers found them after a manhunt on Wednesday. All had tested negative to Covid the day before.

Officials did not state whether the escapees were returning travellers or locals in quarantine.

In recent days, the centre has also housed people infected from a Covid outbreak in Katherine, a town 300km (185 miles) away.

Police had set up checkpoints around the compound on Wednesday and inspected cars moving through the area.