Logan woman accused of lying on border pass learns fate

One of three Logan women accused of being at the centre of one of Queensland’s largest coronavirus clusters has been sentenced.

Haja Umu Timbo appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday, where she pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a public health direction following an illegal trip to Melbourne at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ms Timbo was among three women who travelled to the southern state, where two of them are believed to have contracted COVID-19, before bringing the virus back into Queensland when they lied on their border declaration passes.


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The court heard the 21-year-old lied on her border pass because she didn’t want to pay the cost of hotel quarantine.

Instead, the court heard she self-isolated at home after returning from Victoria, before being forced into hotel quarantine when her two travel companions tested positive to COVID-19.

She was today sentenced to 80 hours of community service, with no convictions recorded.

One of Ms Timbo’s travel companions, Diana Lasu, was also sentenced to 80 hours unpaid community service after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a public health direction.