Hayley Hodgson, 26, moved to Darwin from Melbourne to escape the never-ending lockdowns — only to find herself locked up in a Covid Internment Camp without even having the virus. She was ordered to go to the facility after a friend of hers tested positive for the virus and she was identified as a “close contact” by the number plate on her scooter.
She’s just returned from a 14-day detention at Howard Springs, the 2000-capacity Covid camp outside Darwin to which regional Covid cases are transported by the authorities. In an exclusive interview with Freddie Sayers, she recounted her experiences.
There has been a great deal of talk about the the ‘co-ordinated transfer’ of positive cases from remote indigenous communities to the facility, as the Australian authorities are unconvinced the Aboriginal people can deal with covid on their own. (seriously?)
AUSTRALIA – Northern Territory Covid internment. The NT has had 0 deaths since the start of Covid.— Bernie's Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) December 3, 2021
But “inmates” are held for 14 days even if they test negative and where Valium is offered instead of fresh air, to calm them down 🤷♀️#Australia #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/fOIgDQZI0k