Teen Faces 2 Years in Prison for Partying with Covid

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A teenager in South Australia is reportedly facing two years in prison after allegedly partying while COVID-positive. The South Australia Police said in a statement that Ralph MacIntosh, 19, was arrested after he continued to party at a nightclub after finding out he was COVID positive.

“Today, Tuesday 28 December, SAPOL COVID-19 investigators from Licensing Enforcement Branch arrested a 19-year-old man from Kensington Park and charged with failing to comply with directions under Section 28 of the Emergency Management Act. It will be alleged the man remained at a city nightclub and did not quarantine after being informed by SA Heath that he had returned a positive COVID-19 test.”

MacIntosh allegedly continued to party it up at Adelaide nightclub Loverboy. Roughly 150 staff and other patrons are now under quarantine.

MacIntosh will face $20,000 in fines and two years prison time. 9News reports that he is out on bail.

Seems extreme to make a criminal out of a teen for acting like a teen. Don’t they have any criminals in Australia?


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