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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Tim gunn interview tasmania | tim gunn albury

  Aditya       Thursday, November 18, 2021
Tim gunn interview tasmania - Man who plunged parts of Tasmania into lockdown speaks.

The NSW man believed to be responsible for sending southern Tasmania into a snap three-day lockdown has apologised for the “trouble” he caused but insists he was told he did not need to quarantine.

Tim gunn interview tasmania


Tim Gunn allegedly breached hotel quarantine in Hobart and spent 18 hours in the community while positive with COVID, sparking public health officials into action.

Watch the video above for more details

In an exclusive 7NEWS interview, the 31-year-old has asked for forgiveness after 12 local government areas in Tasmania were slapped with stay-at-home orders.

“I would like to say how terribly sorry I am to the state of Tasmania for the trouble I have caused,” Gunn said.

Tim Gunn has apologised to Tasmanians for breaching hotel quarantine. Tim Gunn has apologised to Tasmanians for breaching hotel quarantine. Credit: 7NEWS
“I did not do this on purpose. It definitely wasn’t an act of selfishness or carelessness.

“I would hope that sometime soon Tasmania could find it in their heart to forgive me.”

“I would hope that sometime soon Tasmania could find it in their heart to forgive me.”

It’s alleged Gunn flew from NSW to Hobart via Melbourne on Monday 11, without a valid border pass.

He then allegedly escaped hotel quarantine and tested positive for COVID before visiting a number of sites in Hobart, including a Woolworths.

Tim Gunn’s close contact list grew to over 150 people. Tim Gunn’s close contact list grew to over 150 people.  Credit: 7NEWS
Public Health claimed Gunn was uncooperative throughout its investigation, as his close contact list grew to over 150 people.

The state’s Premier Peter Gutwein has called for Tasmania Police to “consider all avenues” for action against Gunn.

“We should throw the book at people that flout our rules and send a very strong signal that this is just simply not on,” he said.

“This is a breach that has brought southern Tasmania to a standstill.”

Tasmania Premier Peter GutweinPremier Peter Gutwein wants police to "throw the book" at the hotel quarantine escapee. Credit: AAP
However, in the interview Tim Gunn was adamant he did not intend to breach public health orders.

“I did not plan for this to happen,” he said.

“I’m not that type of guy that would just go galavanting around, I’ve got total remorse.

“I’m not that type of guy that would just go galivanting around, I’ve got total remorse.”

“I rang Public Health and told them everything and I produced a negative test before I left, and they said I did everything right and that I didn’t need to quarantine.

“I didn’t escape or anything like that I just simply walked out.”

TASMANIA HOBARTThe restrictions involved 12 government areas including Hobart. Credit: AAP
The news of the snap lockdown sparked a wave of panic buying on Friday afternoon at supermarkets in the south.

The southern region of Tasmania came out of lockdown on Monday night after three days, but residents are still facing some restrictions.

On the back of tough border measures, the state has recorded just three COVID cases this year.
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