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Australia Jetsetting couple who caught coronavirus during a luxury skiing holiday to the US say they are victims of a 'hate campaign' after they allegedly ignored isolation rules

02:36  26 march  2020
02:36  26 march  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a group of people standing on top of a snow covered mountain: A couple who contracted coronavirus during a skiing holiday to Aspen (pictured) have claimed they are victims of a 'hate campaign' after they allegedly ignored isolation rules © Provided by Daily Mail A couple who contracted coronavirus during a skiing holiday to Aspen (pictured) have claimed they are victims of a 'hate campaign' after they allegedly ignored isolation rules A couple who contracted coronavirus during a skiing holiday to the United States have claimed they are victims of a 'hate campaign' after they allegedly ignored isolation rules.

The couple from Portsea, Melbourne travelled to Aspen, Colorado for a holiday with Australian friends, and are believed to have caught COVID-19 from one of their friends' children while staying at a luxury ski resort.

Since returning home to Victoria they have allegedly broken strict self-isolation rules by going to parties, shopping and playing golf - putting other people at risk of catching the killer virus.

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'It's astonishing and people down here are just appalled,' an anonymous Portsea resident told the Herald Sun.

The woman denied the claims, saying she and her partner had been 'cleared' by the Health Department since Friday after being diagnosed.

'We are the responsible ones in this and people have nothing better to do than be nasty,' she said.

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'I'll tell you what, if we had lived in Box Hill and I'd been to Bali no one would care, would they?'

At least 16 of the group who travelled to Aspen have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Herald Sun.

The couple allegedly returned to Melbourne early in March and attended a cocktail party at Geelong Grammar's Glamorgan campus in Toorak.

They reportedly did not know they had the virus when they attended.

a train is parked on the side of a snow covered street: The couple from Portsea, Melbourne travelled to Aspen, Colorado (pictured) for a holiday with Australian friends, and are believed to have caught COVID-19 from one of their friends' children © Provided by Daily Mail The couple from Portsea, Melbourne travelled to Aspen, Colorado (pictured) for a holiday with Australian friends, and are believed to have caught COVID-19 from one of their friends' children Geelong Grammar confirmed a student and six parents at the cocktail party had tested positive for coronavirus.

Portsea residents claim they had seen the couple eating at a restaurant, shopping and playing golf despite their positive diagnosis.

The woman denied those claims saying her and her partner had followed the self-isolation rules 'to a tee'.

'We've done nothing. I've never been to the golf club, I've been in isolation. I went to the supermarket after I had been cleared... this is a hate campaign. My children are being asked ''has your mother gone to jail?''. I haven't gone anywhere,' she said.

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