Trio in custory after escaping Howard Springs quarantine facility

UPDATE @ 11.30 AM | Three teens have been arrested after escaping from the Howard Springs quarantine facility in the Northern Territory.

They’d jumped the fence around 4.30 am and had been on the run for several hours before police found the trio in Palmerstone.

Officials have confirmed that the three teenagers are from Binjari and were recently put into isolation and may have been struggling with the isolation.


Authorities will now look at whether or not they can group them together to complete the rest of the quarantine, to make it a bit easier for them.

It’s understood that all three had recently tested negative for coronavirus.

EARLIER @ 9.00AM | Police are on the hunt for three people who’ve broken free of the quarantine facility in the Northern Territory.

Early reports suggest the trio scaled a fence and fled the Howard Springs camp around 4.40 am.

The identities of the people are yet to be confirmed but they’re understood to have been in quarantine at the facility.

It’s also not clear how long they’d been in quarantine.

Investigations are now underway and police are calling for anyone with information to come forward.