Man jailed for eight months after breaching quarantine rules twice

A man has been jailed in Western Australia for eight months for twice violating the state’s quarantine laws.

Police say the 37-year-old man arrived from Queensland on August 17 at Perth Airport and was told to isolate himself at a home in Beachboro, in northeast Perth.

However, five days after that order, officers who came in to check on him found he was not at the house. They charged him then with failing to follow a direction for public health.

Then, four days later, after a second quarantine violation, police who had been doing traffic patrols in Midland pulled the man over.

He was taken into custody and faced court on Friday, where a judge sentenced him to two months in jail for the offences and six months behind bars for suspended driving licences.

The man is among at least five other in the state who have also been issued prison sentences for violations of WA ‘s strict quarantine requirements.

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