Coronavirus crisis: Geraldton man charged after allegedly breaking self-quarantine rules a day after flying home from NZ
A Geraldton man who allegedly failed to self-isolate after returning to WA from overseas has been charged by police and will face court next month.
Police said the 73-year-old was told to self-quarantine for 14 days after he returned to the State from New Zealand on Thursday last week (March 26).
It will be alleged that on the following day the man was seen by fellow resident of his retirement village, breaching the order by talking to others in close proximity and riding his bicycle to the local shops.
He was charged after emergency powers were handed to police under the Western Australian Emergency Management Act requiring anyone flying in to the country to self-isolate for two weeks.
The man has been charged with one count of failing to comply with a direction. He is due to appear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court on April 16.
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