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Lara Worthington Reveals Her Mother Is In Coronavirus Quarantined Hotel With “Heavy Symptoms”

“The next 14 days here for my 63-year-old mum who is showing heavy symptoms. This is unacceptable"

Lara Worthington has taken to Twitter to share her mother’s hotel quarantine accommodation amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. As of March 28, Scott Morrison announced all arriving International travellers would be escorted to hotels where they would remain in isolation for 14 days, so as to ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus. 

“I don’t think this looks like a 5-star accommodation to me,” Worthington tweeted. “The next 14 days here for my 63-year-old mum who is showing heavy symptoms. This is unacceptable.”

Worthington’s mother is staying at The Urban Newtown, which is rated as 4-star accommodation.

Although the Aussie model now lives in LA with husband Sam Worthington and their sons — five-year-old Rocket and three-year-old Racer, with a third baby on the way — she remains close to mum Sharon, who lives in Sydney’s south. 

Worthington’s tweets were not well received, with many claiming she and her family should be grateful her mother is home and under care. 

Following the backlash, Sharon took to her own Instagram to urge people to show kindness, considering they do not know the reality of the situation. “I have not been on a luxury holiday,” she wrote. “Try writing something kind and positive.” 

Sharon is not alone in claiming the situation at the quarantined hotels. Many have taken to Twitter to share their own horror stories from inside – including a lack of basic needs including food and water. Many have also claimed their amenities don’t work. Some went as far to say they’re in 5-star accommodation being treated like “animals”.

In these times of uncertainty, many may be feeling concerned for their loved ones – especially the ones who have been placed in supervised isolation. 

What we do know about the COVID-19 spread, is that the faster people self-isolate and begin to take the social distancing rules seriously, the faster the country will return to normal. 

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