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Returning from Australia, 43-year-old Kiwi is arrested after escaping her hotel quarantine

Kiwi woman returning from Australia tries to escape her hotel quarantine – while five officers who caught her become isolated because of the fears of the corona virus

  • The 43-year-old woman walked away from the Pullman Hotel in Auckland
  • She was in corona virus quarantine after returning from Brisbane on June 27
  • The woman has been captured by five police officers who have now been quarantined

A New Zealand woman has been arrested for escaping hotel quarantine after returning from Australia.

The 43-year-old walked away from the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on Saturday evening around 6:20 PM.

The woman, who was in coronavirus quarantine after returning from Brisbane on June 27, ran a few blocks before she was caught by police around 8 p.m.

The five agents who came into contact with her have now been tested for COVID-19 and forced to isolate themselves, the New Zealand Herald reported.

The 43-year-old woman walked away from the Pullman Hotel (photo) in Auckland on Saturday evening around 6:20 PM

The 43-year-old woman walked away from the Pullman Hotel (photo) in Auckland on Saturday evening around 6:20 PM

The unidentified woman is in custody and the police are considering charges.

Air Commodore Darryn Webb, chief of insulation management in New Zealand, said the woman’s exact movements are still being determined.

“We recognize that managed isolation can be stressful for people who come there in different circumstances.

“However, deliberately leaving our facilities cannot and will not be tolerated, and necessary action will be taken.”

He also said the woman, who will be assessed by a doctor, was tested negative for the virus on June 30.

All travelers arriving in New Zealand must isolate and test negative for the respiratory virus for 14 days before entering the community.

Air Commodore Darryn Webb, of the head of insulation management in New Zealand, said the woman's exact movements are still being determined (stock image from the Pullman Hotel)

Air Commodore Darryn Webb, of the head of insulation management in New Zealand, said the woman's exact movements are still being determined (stock image from the Pullman Hotel)

Air Commodore Darryn Webb, of the head of insulation management in New Zealand, said the woman’s exact movements are still being determined (stock image from the Pullman Hotel)

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