Oz quarantine escapee has made his bed and must lie in it

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Oz quarantine escapee has made his bed and must lie in it

The man has been arrested after he climbed down a rope of bedsheets from a fourth-floor window

Byron Kaye

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 said on Tuesday.

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 1am on Tuesday local time “he climbed out a window of the fourth-floor room using a rope made of bedsheets and fled the area”, Western Australia Police said in a Facebook post...

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