Perth woman arrested for failing to comply with quarantine direction, skipping court

A woman from Perth is in custody after allegedly failing to comply with a COVID quarantine order earlier this yr.

Stefany Renshaw, 28, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with a route in January.

She then failed to seem in court on February 25 and a warrant was issued for her arrest in March.

Renshaw was arrested once more by police when she arrived in Perth on a flight from Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Churchlands resident appeared within the Northbridge Magistrates Court on Wednesday by way of video hyperlink.

She was remanded in custody and can seem in court once more on Thursday.

The arrest got here as Perth and Peel residents spent their first full day in lockdown.

WA Premier Mark McGowan introduced a snap four-day lockdown on Monday night time which is due to finish at 12.01am on Saturday.

New COVID case

One new case of COVID was recorded in WA in a single day.

The 37-year-old male examined optimistic in a single day on Wednesday whereas in quarantine.

“(He) wasn’t expected to have been infectious in the community. This is encouraging news,” McGowan mentioned.

He is believed to have contracted the virus after attending Mobius Health and Performance gymnasium in Joondalup final week.

He attended the venue on Tuesday, June 22, and Saturday, June 26 similtaneously recognized circumstances.

He went into isolation as quickly as he was instructed he could possibly be a contact.

“(He) did the right thing and went and got tested and quarantined on Sunday, June 27,” McGowan mentioned.

“That test returned a negative result. He subsequently developed symptoms, was retested yesterday and has now returned a positive result.”

Masked members of the public are seen in Perth amid a COVID lockdown this week.
Masked members of the general public are seen in Perth amid a COVID lockdown this week. Credit: Richard Wainwright/AAP

Perth, Peel exodus

Meanwhile, hundreds of individuals have fled the town forward of the varsity holidays, which start subsequent week.

More than 17,000 automobiles have been stopped at police checkpoints since Perth and Peel went into lockdown, The West Australian reports.

Across eight checkpoints, a complete of 17,393 individuals had been stopped, with 166 refused entry in or out of the area till 2am Wednesday.

Forty-nine vehicles had been stopped on the Northern Territory border due to a “lack of suitable quarantining accommodation”.

‘Frustrating’

The numbers prompted McGowan to urge individuals to keep put in the course of the lockdown.

“I know this is frustrating for those people involved and given the situation in the Northern Territory, we need to maintain strong border controls to keep our communities safe,” he mentioned.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these challenging times, especially with travel restrictions between Perth and Peel and the rest of the State.”

On Wednesday Alice Springs joined Darwin and different components of the Northern Territory in lockdown.

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