Woman Found After WA Quarantine Escape

Woman Found After WA Quarantine Escape
New Zealand passengers from the Vasco Da Gama cruise ship check in for their Air New Zealand flight to Auckland at Perth International Airport on March 28, 2020. (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

A woman has been caught by police after she fled quarantine in Perth amid an uptick of coronavirus cases in returned overseas travelers.

Jenny Maree D'ubios hadn’t completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine after recently arriving from overseas when she left her accommodation on Dec. 26.

The 49-year-old was last seen walking on Adelaide Terrace in Perth at about 10:20 a.m.

West Australian police said they had found D'ubois in a statement about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday.

Her escape came as six new coronavirus cases emerged in hotel quarantine in WA on Saturday.

Four women and two men tested positive with all cases related to overseas travel, WA’s Department of Health said.

That brought the number of active cases in the state to 13.

The total number of COVID-19 infections recorded in Western Australia is 854, with 832 people having recovered.

A total of 452 people visited coronavirus clinics in the state on Christmas Day.

Australian Associated Press is an Australian news agency.
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