Woman arrested for allegedly working at Darwin souvlaki shop closed by health officials


A woman has been arrested for allegedly continuing to operate a business ordered to temporarily close for breaching coronavirus health directions, the ABC reports.

Darwin’s lockdown, imposed to slow a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a remote gold mine, lifted last Friday, but people are still expected to wear masks in confined spaces and check in to businesses.

Northern Territory Police say they visited a Nightcliff business, which the ABC understands to be the Souvlaki Grill and Chill, on Tuesday night to issue a closure notice after “a number of visits” during the week.

Police allege several people were not wearing masks during the Tuesday night visit and there was no way for people to check in to the business, contrary to health directions.

According to the ABC, the business was ordered to temporarily close and fined $25,280.

A woman has been arrested for allegedly working at a Darwin souvlaki shop which was ordered to close by health officials.

Despite this, NT police confirmed they returned to the store on Wednesday afternoon and arrested a female employee who they say was continuing to work at the store.

Before the arrest, authorities said the actions that led to the closure notice were disappointing. 

“It is astounding that individuals are still failing to comply with restrictions imposed by the CHO for serious public health concerns,” Incident Controller, Sachin Sharma, said in a statement released before the arrest.

“Shutting down a locally owned business is the very last thing any of us wanted to do at this time.”

Police said the business was given “ample opportunity” to comply with directions throughout the week. It will remain closed until compliance officers are satisfied health directions will be met.

The business declined to comment to the ABC.

Source: ABC News.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Fresco of Helen of Troy uncovered at Pompeii

Nearly 2,000 years since it was buried by volcanic rubble, the lost city of Pompeii is yielding even more impressive discoveries. According to msn.com, archeologists...

New casual Greek restaurant brings meze and cocktails to Adelaide’s CBD

Andrew Papadakis, the visionary who founded and successfully sold Meze Mazi, returns to the vibrant Adelaide restaurant scene with his newest venture, Dino’s. According to...

Two Greek women included in ’30 Under 30′ Forbes list

In this year's European Forbes "30 Under 30" list, two exceptional Greek women have managed to stand out for their successful paths in two...

2,300-year-old tomb unearthed in Greece

A tomb in the ancient Macedonian city of Aegae in modern Vergina, Greece, has been unearthed according to an All That’s Interesting report. The tomb is believed...

Yorgos Lanthimos’ new movie ‘Kinds of Kindness’ included in Cannes lineup

New films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrea Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola, as well as a portrait of 1980s Donald Trump, will compete for the...

You May Also Like

Firefighter dies trying to rescue young children as severe flooding hits Evros

A firefighter who was swept away by floodwater during a rescue operation in a village in the municipality of Alexandroupolis was found dead on...

Nicholas Sianis given life sentence after being found guilty of murder in SA

Nicholas Sianis has been granted a life sentence in jail after he was found guilty of murdering Jason De Ieso in South Australia. According to...

Nick Giannopoulos and his ‘Wog Boys’ embark on farewell tour

In an emotional return to the Enmore Theatre for the Sydney premiere of his latest film, Nick Giannopoulos, took a nostalgic look back at...