An “indulgent” and “careless” woman who sparked a major health emergency in south-east Queensland last year after dodging the state’s border rules while infected with COVID-19 has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a downgraded charge.
- Olivia Muranga’s lawyer told the court she had suffered “damaging” media exposure
- Magistrate Sue Ganasan described Ms Muranga’s actions as “indulgent” and “careless”
- In sentencing, Magistrate Ganasan noted Ms Muranga had been “demonised”
Olivia Muranga and two friends travelled to Melbourne to holiday last July, when all of Victoria was a declared coronavirus hotspot.
When the trio flew back to Queensland via Sydney, they lied to health officials about their…