New Zealand quarantine debacle sees a FOURTH isolation-escaped man when a man escapes from a hotel and knocks on locals door in the middle of the night
- A person in his sixties was the last person to break out of quarantine in New Zealand
- The person smashed a window and knocked on the doors of three local residents
- Police found the refugee shortly after midnight and returned them to isolation
- It was the fourth incident of the New Zealand quarantine flight in just a week
Another returning traveler in New Zealand has escaped the country’s mandatory 14-day quarantine period, making it the fourth time an infringement has occurred in the past week.
A person in their sixties was the last person to escape their guarded hotel confinement after smashing a window in the middle of the night.
The person then fled from the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Center in Mt Wellington and knocked on three doors from the locals.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured) speaks to the press at a news conference on July 10
“The first building did not answer,” said head of New Zealand-managed isolation and quarantine program Air Commodore Darryn Webb.
The second property called 111 (New Zealand emergency phone number). At the third building, the person apparently spoke to a couple. ‘
Police arrived on the scene shortly after midnight and immediately sent the itinerant returning traveler back to isolation.
Mr. Webb said that the person had tested negative for COVID-19 19 days earlier and that there was a “very low” risk to the public.
A person in her sixties fled the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Center in Auckland’s Mt Wellington (pictured) and knocked on the doors of three locals
The individual now receives health and wellness support.
The bizarre episode followed an equally strange incident on Thursday when a man in his fifties reportedly left the Distinction Hotel in Hamilton to stock up on alcohol.
“He came in and bought a four-part Leffe Blonde and a pinot noir,” an employee of the Te Rapa Brews bottle shop told the NZ Herald.
“I asked him how he was and he just said fine.”
Martin James McVicar (photo), 52, appeared in Hamilton District Court on Friday, accused of breaking out of his quarantine hotel to visit a nearby liquor store on Thursday evening
McVicar reportedly left the Distinction Hotel (pictured) in Hamilton, New Zealand’s North Island, through a fire escape and cutting fences on a six-foot fence
McVicar reportedly visited the Brews Te Rapa bottle shop (pictured) and bought a pack of beer and a bottle of wine before returning to the hotel between 6:30 pm and 7pm
Although the man tested negative for coronavirus, there was one more case where an infected arrival was outside his managed isolation facility for about 70 minutes.
On Tuesday, a 32-year-old who arrived from India sneaked out of Stamford Plaza in Auckland to go to a busy shopping center.
A security guard with a full face mask is depicted in Stamford Plaza after incidents where guests who were under mandatory quarantine were able to escape escaped isolation
The man had escaped through a hole in a fence while smoking a cigarette in a smoking room.
“All we ask them in return is to follow the rules. This person has not obeyed the rules, “said Chris Hipkins, New Zealand’s health minister.
“It is completely unacceptable that there are now two people who have let everyone down by breaking the rules, leaving facilities and endangering New Zealanders.
“These are acts of selfishness that we intend to use the full weight of the law to stop.”
A similar incident occurred last Saturday when a 43-year-old woman jumped two fences over the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
She was found a few blocks away after an hour and 40 minutes.
Commodore Webb said charges will be brought against anyone who violates quarantine laws.
The maximum sentence for violating COVID-19-administered isolation rules in New Zealand is a six-month prison sentence or a fine of $ 4,000.
Security closes the gates outside the Stamford Plaza on July 10 in Auckland, New Zealand