Public warning after COVID-infected man on the run in NSW

NSW Police and the State’s top doctor have issued an urgent warning to the public as they continue to hunt a COVID-infected man currently on the run.

According to police, Anthony Karam tested positive to coronavirus and is currently wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Order.

“Anthony has failed to isolate as directed by the Public Health Order and despite numerous attempts by police to find him; he has not been located,” NSW Police said.


Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant issued a statement overnight, urging the public to avoid the 27-year-old.

“I Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer, being of the view that there is a risk to the health or safety of the public or a sector of the public, make the following public statement identifying and giving warnings or information about the risk,” Ms Chant wrote.

“Mr Anthony Karam, aged 27, and known to frequent Wentworth Point, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is infectious.

“The community is warned to avoid contact with Mr Karam and not approach him.

“Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers or their local police station immediately.”

Anthony is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, with an olive complexion, about 170cm tall and of a thin build.

He has short dark hair, brown eyes, a beard and moustache.

He is known to frequent the areas of Greenacre, Wentworth Point and Parramatta.

Anyone who sees Anthony is urged not to approach him but to instead call Triple Zero (000) immediately.