Police hunt for 3 people who escaped from Howard Springs Quarantine ‘Facility’ in Australia ended.
VIDEOKINGS — Australian police have arrested three people who broke out of a Covid quarantine compound in the middle of the night.
The Howard Springs Quarantine ‘Facility’ near Darwin in the Northern Territory is one of Australia’s main quarantine ‘facilities’ for unvaccinated people who tested positive with Covid-19.
Police said the trio scaled a fence to break out of the ‘facility’.
Officers found them after a manhunt on Wednesday. All had tested negative to Covid the day before.
Officials did not state whether the escapees were returning travellers or locals in quarantine.
In recent days, the centre has also housed people infected from a Covid outbreak in Katherine, a town 300km (185 miles) away.
Police had set up checkpoints around the compound on Wednesday and inspected cars moving through the area.