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Love Island star Zara Holland has reportedly been arrested for attempting to leave Barbados after her boyfriend tested positive for coronavirus.
It's claimed Zara, 25, and her boyfriend Elliott Love, 30, tried to fly back to the UK to avoid spending time in quarantine facility Paragon Military Base after Elliott tested positive for coronavirus.
It’s believed the couple had planned on celebrating New Year in Barbados and were tested for the virus after landing on the island.
According to The Sun, Elliot tested positive for coronavirus and the pair were given red wristbands to wear, but cut them off and attempted to flee to the airport.
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It’s alleged the pair have been held on suspicion of breaking coronavirus regulations and face a £18,000 fine each and possibly up to a year in prison.
The Sun claims the pair have been held at a Covid-19 ward at the St Lucy Hospital in northern Barbados after a staff member at their £300-a-night Sugar Bay resort found their wristbands and called the police.
OK! online has contacted Zara’s representative for comment.
Island chief medical officer Dr Kenneth George told The Sun: “There are three tourists who are of special interest. Two are in quarantine and one in police custody.
“Two were apprehended at the airport. This is a police matter and I trust that the appropriate evidence will be submitted.”
A spokesman for the country’s Ministry of Health and Wellness added: “We have had several verified complaints of breaches of Covid-19 protocols with respect to visitors in quarantine.
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“Police have held for questioning at least three tourists in relation to alleged breaches. These rules and regulations have been put in place to protect workers in the hotel sector, and the rest of the country.
“We will take firm action against any individuals who breach protocols.”
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