Three Qld women in court over Vic travel

Haja Timbo is one of three women who faced court accused of making false border declarations.
Haja Timbo is one of three women who faced court accused of making false border declarations.

Three Brisbane women who allegedly lied on border declaration forms to avoid quarantine after travelling to Victoria have faced court.

Diana Lasu, Olivia Muranga and Haja Umu Timbo have each been charged with one count of fraud and one of making false or misleading documents.

All three women faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday for their first court appearance since being charged in July.

The women were given bail on their own undertaking.

Two of them tested positive for COVID-19 after all three travelled to the hotspot. A sister of one of the women also tested positive.

Authorities believed a man contracted the virus when he ate at a Sunnybank restaurant, also attended by one woman two days after her arrival in Brisbane.

His wife - who worked in a nursing home - later also tested positive.

The three women allegedly deliberately misled authorities when they arrived at Brisbane Airport from Melbourne after a brief stopover in Sydney on July 21.

Lasu and Muranga's matters have been adjourned to October 28.

Timbo's case is listed again for October 21.

Australian Associated Press