Diana Lasu is a Queensland teen who, with Olivia Muranga, allegedly lied on their border declarations about where they had been when they arrived in Brisbane from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21.
They sparked coronavirus panic in Queensland, according to police investigations.
Lasu’s mother denied her daughter did anything wrong, instead of pointing the blame at Muranga.
“She didn’t go to Melbourne, she went to Sydney”, she told Nine News on Thursday.
Diana Lasu Into Coronavirus Illness
Lasu and Muranga felt sick but continued doing their work, socialization, and visits at restaurants and cocktail bars while waiting for their test results – which came positive days later.
They, with 21-year-old Haja Timbo, were reportedly charged with one count each of providing false or misleading documents and fraud over their alleged lies to authorities when they arrived in Brisbane.
The ladies reportedly traveled on Virgin Australia flight 863 from Melbourne to Sydney, to make it appear they hadn’t come from Melbourne.
Shortly afterward, they allegedly boarded flight VA 977 to Brisbane.
Diana Lasu Under Investigation
Muranga and Lasu, as well as one of their immediate family members, on Wednesday, became the first three victims of coronavirus in the Queensland community since May.
However, the test results of the Haja Timbo, who was also involved, has not released yet.
The women could be fined $13,345 or sent to jail for a maximum of five years.
Thank you to everyone who’s done the right thing and come forward for testing.
It’s heartening to see people working together to help us act fast against COVID-19.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) July 30, 2020
Lasu and Muranga remain in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital under police guard.