An Australian teen was charged for ignoring health orders. He was allegedly partying in a nightclub despite testing positive for Covid-19.
The 19-year-old was arrested on Tuesday and faces up to a $20,000 fine or up to two years in prison if convicted.
The boy had received his report from South Australia Health that he tested positive for Covid-19. The boy went to the Loverboy nightclub in Adelaide and partied till the early morning.
The club has been placed under South Australia’s contract tracing and exposure location list and the unvaccinated patrons at the club from 10:45 pm on December 16 to 4:15 am on December 17, were instructed to quarantine for 14 days.
On the other hand the fully vaccinated patrons were told to quarantine for 7 days and that they needed proof of a negative test result before leaving quarantine.
“Someone knowingly entering somewhere with a positive result should be considered an offence and we will be seeking justice.”
The teen has been charged with failing to comply with directions under Section 28 of the Emergency Management Act and due back in court on Feb 22, 2022.