Police reveal the amount of people lying about quarantine

There are concerns Queensland could be headed for a Victoria-scale second wave of coronavirus, with revelations that almost 200 people have dodged mandatory quarantine.

In new police figures, published by Newscorp, 185 people from other states and even countries have disappeared since arriving at the Sunshine State’s harsh borders.

Despite our best efforts to keep the state free from community transmission, there are now fears it’s all been put at risk.


Police are now on the hunt for a variety of people, who either lied about their nominated self-quarantine address, or went missing from the address they said they would be staying at.

The new figures show police have investigated 2322 cases since mid April, in assistance to Queensland Health, with 387 of those people not found at their self-quarantine address, 25 had given an address but have never been found and 185 people gave false information and haven’t been found.

Newscorp reports the Police Union President Ian Leavers wants the offenders deported if they are ever found, never to be allowed back.

It comes as a man is caught trying to sneak into Queensland in the boot of someone’s car.

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