Metro (Lesotho)

Australian man ties bedsheets together to escape quarantine on 4th floor of hotel

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A man in the Australian city of Perth escaped mandatory quarantine in a hotel by scaling down a rope made of tied together bedsheets from a fourth-floor window, police have said. After arriving in the West Coast city on an interstate flight from Brisbane, the man had his applicatio­n for entry refused under the state's tough border entry rules intended to stop the virus entering from elsewhere in the country. The man was told to leave the state within 48 hours and taken to a hotel for temporary quarantine, but just before 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday "he climbed out a window of the fourth floor room using a rope made of bed sheets and fled the area", Western Australia Police said in a Facebook post. They also posted photos of the makeshift rope hanging from a window on the brick building's top floor down to the street. Police arrested the man across town about 8 hours later, and charged him with failing to comply with a direction and providing "false/misleading informatio­n". They did not disclose the man's identity except to say that he was aged 39 and tested negative to the virus, nor did they give a reason for his alleged actions.

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