A man in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, has defied the quarantine.
The man returned from a New South Wales coronavirus hotspot and was directed to fourteen-day hotel quarantine, Police Minister Mark Ryan told parliament on Wednesday.
Police reports that he left in quarantine on his 9th day, Ryan said.
The 25-year-old man had the negative COVID-19 check returned.
Police are looking for the guy.
“I can advise police are currently searching for a man who breached mandatory hotel quarantine in Toowoomba,” Ryan said.
“The man returned from a NSW hotspot and was directed to hotel quarantine for 14 days.
“Police will alleged he has left on his ninth day of quarantine.
“The man has, however, received a negative COVID-19 test and is not considered to be a high risk to the community.
“Police will be very proactive in ensuring that they search for this man and apprehend him.
“It is a very serious matter, to breach quarantine, and there will be serious consequences to this man as well.”