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Coronavirus crisis: Victorian man Jonathan David accused of breaking hotel quarantine to see girlfriend

Coronavirus crisis: Victorian man Jonathan David accused of breaking hotel quarantine to see girlfriend

A Victorian man who allegedly repeatedly sneaked out of COVID-19 quarantine at a Perth hotel to visit his girlfriend has been refused bail.

Jonathan David, 35, faced Perth Magistrates Court on Monday via phone link, charged with two counts of failing to comply with a direction.

He arrived in Perth late last month and was sent into quarantine at the Travelodge Hotel for 14 days.

But instead, he alleged to have repeatedly sneaked out and used public transport.

Police said he even wedged open a fire exit door at the hotel so he could leave and re-enter without staff seeing.

The police prosecutor described David’s actions as “gross stupidity”.

Magistrate Richard Bayly denied David bail and he will face court again at a later date.