icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Fast food emergency: Australian police catch man breaching Covid-19 quarantine to go to McDonald’s (VIDEO)

Fast food emergency: Australian police catch man breaching Covid-19 quarantine to go to McDonald’s (VIDEO)
Insatiable hunger for fast food landed an Australian man in hot water after police caught him breaking the coronavirus quarantine rules when he tried to visit a McDonald’s while ordered to stay at home.

Footage of the incident was released by Queensland Police, which urged others to closely follow quarantine orders from the authorities. The video shows the 34-year-old man being approached by multiple police officers as he sits in his car at a McDonald’s parking lot.

The man had been ordered to get a coronavirus test and stay at home until the results come back. However, he defied the restrictions to grab some fast food, which is not deemed a valid excuse.

“You’re given a direction to stay home it is very clear that you are not to leave your address unless for medical treatment, medical services or an emergency situation,” one of the officers told the man. “Coming to McDonald’s is definitely not one of those.”

The little trip turned out to be rather expensive for the man – after the incident, he was placed in government-provided accommodation and forced to foot the bill for it.

Australia has implemented some of the strictest coronavirus measures, severely restricting both domestic and foreign travel, as well as repeatedly placing large areas in lockdown over just a handful of cases.

Also on rt.com Look out for Patient 7379: Man with Covid-19 outruns doctors and ESCAPES from Hong Kong hospital

So far, the country of 26 million has registered over 28,000 coronavirus patients, with more than 900 deaths. The figures are significantly lower than those of the worst-affected nations that have seen millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.