Australian man who sneaked out of quarantine hotel to meet his girlfriend sentenced to 6 months in prison

Australian man who used a ladder to repeatedly sneak out of his quarantine hotel to see his girlfriend was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday.

However, Yusuf Karakaya will spend only one month in prison after the sentence was suspended, local media reported.

Karakaya returned to Perth after a visit to Sydney at the end of July to visit an uncle who was unwell, court documents said.

He was ordered to quarantine for two weeks at the Mercure Hotel in Perth.

But over three days he repeatedly escaped out of his hotel window and met his girlfriend nearby who drove him away.

CCTV showed the car had a ladder on its roof.