Anthony Karam was arrested at a unit on Footbridge Boulevard in Wentworth Point on Thursday night around 5:30pm adjacent from his apartment block.
He was charged with 13 offences including: being in public and not preventing the spread of a Category 2 – 5 condition, not complying with Covid-19 directions and two counts of failing to comply with a self-isolation direction.
The 27-year-old was also hit with nine counts of not wearing a fitted face covering in the indoor area of a common property.
Anthony Karam was arrested in an apartment block across the from the complex he lived on Thursday night. Picture: 7 NEWS
An arrest warrent had been issued for Anthony Karam who failed to isolate after being told he was COVID-19 positive on August 14. Picture: NSW Police
Karam was ordered into two weeks of quarantine by New South Wales Health after being told he had the deadly virus on August 14.
NSW Police visited an address he provided days later but discovered he provided fake information, according to officers.
He was wanted on an outstanding warrant after failing to isolate.
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Authorities released CCTV footage of Karam this week on social media calling on the public to call Crime Stoppers if they spotted him, saying he was “not only a danger to the community but to himself”.
Video showed the man repeatedly coughing in an apartment elevator and leaving the building multiple times.
There had been reports of his sighting in Parramatta and Wentworth Point.
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This week NSW Police made contact with a third party of Karam, negotiating for him to turn himself in to police, but he allegedly went back on his promise, according to The Daily Telegraph.
“But he reneged and failed to comply with the arrangements he had made,’’ the spokeswoman claimed, adding he was now considered “public health enemy No.1”
“Subsequently, the Chief Health Officer made a statement under Section 12A of the Public Health Act warning the public about Anthony Karam.
“The NSW Police Force subsequently issued a warrant for Anthony’s arrest for failing to comply with the Public Health Order.”
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It was the first time NSW Health issued an order under Section 62 of the Public Health Act which allowed them to name a person and their medical condition.
Karam will face Bankstown Local Court on Friday.
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