New Zealand police to patrol quarantine hotels after escapes | News from the world


Police officers will patrol New Zealand quarantine hotels 24 hours a day after a number of people – including a man who tested positive for coronavirus – have escaped from the managed isolation facilities.In two separate incidents in Auckland hotels, isolated clients left their quarantine hotels, a woman escaping over a hedge and another man over a small fence.

The 32-year-old man – who had been away for 70 minutes and visited a busy downtown supermarket – tested positive for Covid-19. He has since been charged under new public health legislation. He faces a heavy fine or six months in prison.


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