Melbourne family-of-three who fled city’s lockdown and flew from Sydney to Auckland are thrown into hotel quarantine – and could face JAIL time
A Melbourne family-of-three who tried to escape their state’s lockdown by flying from Sydney to Auckland have been forced into hotel quarantine.
The trio will have to pay for their two week stint in an Auckland quarantine facility with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warning there will be consequences for the rule breakers.
The family had driven to Sydney before boarding a plane across the ditch last week when they were caught at the border.
It’s believed the trio had not declared they had been in Covid-affected Melbourne and had travelled to New Zealand to attend a funeral, the NZ Herald reported.
They face up to six months in prison and a $4,000 fine if they’re found to have breached Trans-tasman bubble laws.
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