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QLD Trio Who lied to avoid quarantine fronts court

After travelling to Victoria, three Brisbane females who allegedly lied on border declaration forms to escape quarantine faced court.

Everyone has been charged with one count of fraud and one of creating false or misleading documents by Diana Lasu, Olivia Muranga and Haja Umu Timbo.

For their first court appearance since being charged in July, the three women faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Since all three travelled to the hotspot, two of them tested positive for COVID-19.

The sister of one of the women tested positive as well.

Authorities suspected that when he ate at a Sunnybank restaurant, a man contracted the virus, also attended by one woman two days after her arrival in Brisbane.

His wife-who worked in a nursing home-also tested positive later on.

The three women allegedly knowingly misled the authorities when, after a brief stopover in Sydney on July 21, they arrived at Brisbane Airport from Melbourne.

The affairs of Lasu and Muranga were adjourned until 28 October.


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