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Perth woman ordered to wear ankle bracelet after quarantine breach

2 weeks ago 7

A West Australian woman will have to wear a home-detention style electronic monitoring device on her ankle after she failed to comply with self-quarantine directions.

The 33-year-old is the first person to be fitted with the device under laws introduced by the state government to deal with the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Police said she was allowed to enter the state from New South Wales on September 1 and directed to stay alone at a Perth home for 14 days quarantine.

However, when police conducted a routine check on Thursday, they found two men visiting her at the property.

The woman was advised she would be fined $1000 and moved into a hotel quarantine facility for supervision.

“After careful consideration of the circumstances of the breach and the woman’s previous history, the State Emergency Coordinator formed a view that it was necessary to monitor her location during the quarantine period,” WA Police said.

“The monitoring device, attached to the woman’s ankle, will remain in place until the end of the woman’s quarantine period.”

West Australia has some of the strictest COVID-19 quarantine rules in the country, and has refused to join the rest of Australia in planning to reopen interstate borders by Christmas.

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