Police have arrested three individuals after they allegedly flew a non-public plane from virus-stricken NSW into rural South Australia, in a transparent breach of Covid-19 journey instructions.
South Australian police stated the trio have been arrested within the outback city of Coober Pedy, 846km north of Adelaide, within the early hours of Saturday.
Police alleged their plane left Griffith, within the NSW Riverina, and landed in Coober Pedy on Thursday, which the power stated was “against cross-border directions”.
The trio, flying a Cessna plane, then tried to land within the Northern Territory on Friday however have been denied entry as a result of they have been from NSW, police stated.
They have been returned to the outback opal mining city and located by police at a neighborhood karaoke bar simply after midnight.
Due to a worsening outbreak in NSW well being authorities have ordered residents to not journey interstate, until they’ve an exemption.
A 39-year-old girl, a 21-year-old girl and a 27-year-old man – all from New South Wales – have been arrested and charged with failing to adjust to the Emergency Management Act.
They have been refused police bail and can seem within the Magistrates Court on Monday.
South Australia shut its borders to NSW on Wednesday, with exemptions present just for returning South Australian residents and other people relocating, in addition to these escaping home violence.
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