'Going to walk': Covid-denier boasted online before fleeing hotel quarantine

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·3-min read

The woman who fled mandatory hotel quarantine after arriving back in Australia warned authorities of her plan ahead of her escape in a series of disturbing posts to social media.

Jenny Maree D'ubios was detained by WA Police Saturday evening after fleeing from the Pan Pacific hotel in Perth, where she was being quarantined after flying in from overseas.

The 49-year-old left the hotel Saturday morning and was spotted walking down Adelaide Terrace in the CBD about 10.20am (local time) carrying a case and a number of bags.

Police issued a public appeal following her escape, warning that anyone found to be helping her would be subject to heavy penalties.

Jenny D'Ubois in screenshot from video filmed from her hotel room.
Hours before fleeing, Jenny D'Ubois uploaded a video to Facebook detailing her plan. Source: Facebook

West Australian police revealed in an email on Sunday about 1.40am that Ms D'ubios, who was understood to have been living in Spain for several years, had been found.

The self-proclaimed “world changer” shared multiple videos from her hotel room after arriving in the country, complaining that the carpet and curtains were giving her allergies.

She claimed in a video uploaded Saturday morning that on two occasions she required emergency department treatment because of her severe allergies, which had made it difficult to breath.

The antihistamines prescribed to treat her condition only added to the severity of her symptoms, she claimed.

After making a series of bizarre pleas for the public to “remove the governments from the world”, she informed viewers of her plan to flee the hotel.

“If they don’t remove me from this hotel room today, I am going to be walking out of here,” she said in a video shared Saturday morning.

“If there’s somebody brave enough in Perth to do a drive-by and pick me up - I’m going to be walking down there and telling those security guards that if they lay a hand on me, every single one of them will be subpoenaed and charged.

“If they don’t let me out of here today, I’m going to get back on here and I’m going to ask somebody to do a drive-by. Meet me at the front, [and I’ll] throw all my stuff in the car.

“Not enough people are brave enough to do that. If you get fined and arrested...this will not stand up in a court of law, so don’t worry about that.”

She then called on viewers to “get off your ass” and take to the street in protest of restrictions imposed due to Covid-19, which she believes to be fake.

Ms D'Ubois with her luggage and mask worn incorrectly.
Ms D'Ubois was spotted in the CBD shortly after fleeing quarantine. Source: WA Police

“There’s no virus. It’s a frequency spectrum radiation from 5G. Please look that up yourself,” she said.

The video was shared two hours before she made her escape, with her spotted pulling her luggage down Adelaide Terrace a short time later.

Ms D’Ubios had been in quarantine for seven days before her escape, and refused to take a test on her second day, according to the West Australian.

She was taken into custody after checking herself into Rockingham Hospital Saturday about 10.30pm and has since been charged with breaching the Emergency Management Act.

Her escape came as six new coronavirus cases emerged in hotel quarantine in WA on Saturday.

Four women and two men tested positive with all cases related to overseas travel, WA's Department of Health said.

That brought the number of active cases in the state to 13.

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