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Woman charged after travelling on train in breach of the Public Health Order

Sunday, 26 September 2021 10:00:23 AM

A woman has been charged after allegedly breaching the Public Health Order by travelling on a train from Sydney to the state’s Mid North Coast earlier this month.

On Thursday 9 September 2021, officers from Mid North Coast Police District received reports that a 22-year-old woman had failed to isolate after a positive COVID-19 test and was travelling by train from Strathfield to Coffs Harbour with her three children.

About 10.40pm, police stopped the train at Kempsey and removed the woman and her children from the train.

They were taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to a special health hotel at Port Macquarie to quarantine.

Following further inquiries, the 17 passengers and six crew on board the train at the time were also taken to the quarantine hotel, under the care of NSW Health.

Other passengers who alighted the train at stations throughout the journey, were also contacted by NSW Health.

The police officers involved were managed in line with requirements in the Public Health Orders.

Following further investigations, the woman was issued a court attendance notice (CAN) for fail to comply with self-isolation direction, upon her release from hotel quarantine about 10.10am yesterday (Saturday 25 September 2021).

The woman is due to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 10 November 2021.