Doctor fined over visit to pandemic hotspot

The Queensland medic was made to pay $4000 after allegedly giving false information upon his re-entry to the state. The doctor denies the allegation.

A Queensland doctor has been blasted by the state's Health Minister Steven Miles for allegedly lying over his return from a COVID-19 hotspot. 

The 38-year-old Rockhampton doctor was among those fined thousands of dollars for giving false information when entering the state from a coronavirus hotspot.

He returned from a hotspot in Victoria on 12 July, when police allege he made a false declaration to enter the state.

Officers turned up at his door a day later, fining him $4003 and immediately taking him to guarded quarantine.

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