Wanted man charged after allegedly roaming NSW while infected with COVID-19

A COVID-positive man who has allegedly been on the run from police for more than a week has finally been arrested and charged with a string of offences.

The 27-year-old, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Order, was taken into custody in Sydney’s west on Thursday.

Police confirmed the man was arrested at a unit on Footbridge Boulevard at Wentworth Point around 5.30pm after a public appeal for information.


“He 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 in a public appeal issued last week.

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After being arrested yesterday, the man was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was placed in isolation and the outstanding warrant was executed.

He was also charged with 13 offences including being in public and not preventing the spread of a Category 2 – 5 condition, not complying with Covid-19 directions, two counts of failing to comply with a self-isolation direction and nine counts of not wearing a fitted face covering in the indoor area of a common property.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today.