COVID-positive mother charged after travelling on train from Sydney to regional NSW

A woman has been charged after allegedly travelling on a train from Sydney to the state’s Mid North Coast after testing positive to COVID-19.

Police were tipped off to reports the woman, aged 22, had failed to isolate after a positive test and was travelling by train from Strathfield to Coffs Harbour with her three children on September 9.

About 10.40pm that day, officers stopped the train at Kempsey and removed the woman and her children from the train.


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They were taken by ambulance to a special health hotel at Port Macquarie to quarantine.

While all 23 passengers and crew on board were also forced into isolation at a quarantine hotel.

After being released from quarantine yesterday, the woman was issued a court attendance notice for fail to comply with self-isolation direction.

She is due to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 10 November .