Sam Armytage has tried her best to comfort a Victorian woman who fears her father will die while she's in quarantine at a hotel in Brisbane.
Helen Dudok is currently pleading with QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to let her say goodbye to her father.
Dudok travelled from a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the Macedon Ranges and had her request to quarantine at her parents home denied by state health officials.
She now fears her 87-year-old father Michael Tomek will pass away while she completes her mandatory 14-day quarantine and is unable to understand why she can't complete her quarantine at her parents' isolated property.
“There’s no one at my parent’s house except for my parents and my sister who is looking after them day and night, 24/7, completely alone,” she said on Monday.
“I only asked to go there to help so between the two and us we can look after mum and dad.”
“I’ve offered to have a COVID test, I’ve offered to have an ankle bracelet to prove that I won’t be leaving my parent’s place.”
She claims a Queensland Health official said she can delay her fathers funeral if he passes away before she's released from hotel quarantine.
“They said that should my dad pass away, that’s ok, because they will hold his body in a morgue and I can arrange the funeral once I come out.”
Sam Armytage was visibly shocked after hearing the story.
“It is unbelievable. That is one of the most heartless things I have ever heard,” she said.
“Helen, I am so sorry for you and I hope that some sense comes fast to Queensland Health and that you are allowed out to see your parents.”
“Just hang in there.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.