First Man In WA Charged For Allegedly Not Self-Isolating

A 61 year old man has been charged by WA Police after allegedly failing to comply with the instruction to self-isolate.

Police will alleged the man returned to Western Australia from Indonesia last Thursday (19th, March, 2020).

Authorities were contacted by a member of the public, who told Police during an inquiry that the 61 year old was allegedly travelling to the beach.

Following the implementation of Western Australia Emergency Management Act, anyone who returned overseas must self isolate for 14 days.

Police will alleged that man failed to self quarantine and he was charged as a result.

The 61-year-old man from Carlisle has been charged via summons with one count of ‘Failure to Comply with Direction’ under section 86(1)(a) of the Emergency Act of Western Australia.

Police say the man will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Ivan Leung began his media adventure in 2007 with DHK News Chinese, he worked as a journalist and the senior newsreader in Hong Kong. In 2009, he becomes the DHK English News Executive Producer and the Chief Newsreader in-charging a 20 people news team in HK and Perth, presenting "Evening News" together with Ana Godden. Ivan becomes WAMN's Editor-in-chief after resigned from DMHK due to personal reasons. Ivan can speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English.


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