According to the quarantine regulations put in place by the territorial government, travelers eligible to enter the Northern Territory have to spend 14 days of quarantine in “state-supervised accommodations” such as the two quarantine facilities.
Furthermore, people like Longdon who enter the territory are forced to pay for the quarantine that has been forced upon them. The regulation states that individuals have to pay AU$2,500 ($1,847) per person, or AU$5,000 ($3,694) for a family of two or more people.
“Just had the cops come round and tell this woman off staying over here as well because there was about five seconds in-between her taking a sip of her cup of tea and she took her face mask down,” he said.
“The cops came literally on the dot and just pulled her up for it,” he continued. “She said, ‘Well, I’m drinking my tea,’ and they said ‘Well not right now you’re not – put your face mask on.’”Woman in Australian quarantine camp harassed by cops for removing face mask to drink tea – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD