The Teenage Son Of The COVID-Denier Who Threw Byron Bay Into Lockdown Has Also Been Charged

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One of the children of the Sydney man who allegedly travelled to Byron Bay while infectious with COVID-19 has also been charged, NSW Police confirm.

Kristian Radovanovic – the 19-year-old son of Zoran Radovanovic – allegedly breached Sydney’s lockdown with his father and his brother to travel to the Northern Rivers area from their home in Rose Bay.

All three of them tested positive to COVID-19 in the Byron area after developing symptoms, but had been out and about in the area for days before getting tested.

It’s alleged that while the Radovanovics were in the Byron Bay area they were not wearing masks, not checking into premises with QR codes, and not maintaining social distancing with others.

Police are set to charge Kristian with four offences, including a failure to comply with COVID-19 direction, not wearing a fitted face covering in public transport, and two counts of failing to comply with electronic registration directives.

Kristian was served with a court attendance notice on Thursday afternoon, and is expected to face the Byron Bay Local Court on Monday, September 27.

His 52-year-old father was charged by police on Wednesday with seven offences, including three counts of not complying with public health order directions and four counts of not complying with checking-in directives while in the Byron Bay area.

The senior Mr. Radovanovic – who reportedly does not believe in the virus – is currently under strict bail conditions in Lismore Base Hospital, where he is receiving treatment for COVID-19, and is expected to face Lismore Local Court on Monday, September 13.

Byron Bay, Richmond Valley, Lismore and Ballina residents have been under stay-at-home orders since 6pm on Tuesday, August 9, which is set to run for seven days, and end at 12.01am on Tuesday, August 17.