A person in their 60s broke a window and escaped from an Auckland isolation hotel last night, the fourth escape from a facility in week.
Air Commodore Darryn Webb, Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, said police are investigating after the person left the Waipuna Hotel in Mt Wellington late last night.
They are now under guard at the facility
Webb said the individual tested negative for their day-3 test, after arriving in New Zealand on 4 July. They are symptom free.
The Covid-19 health risk has been assessed as very low by authorities.
The individual is now under guard in the facility.
Webb said the person broke and climbed out of a window in their room and climbed perimeter fencing to get away, and were last seen at the facility at about 11pm.
"They were picked up by police at about 12.15am and immediately returned to the facility where they were put under guard. The individual had allegedly knocked on three residents' doors while outside the facility. The first property did not answer. The second property called 111. At the third property the individual apparently spoke to a couple."
On Tuesday, a man in his 30s escaped managed isolation from Auckland's Stamford Plaza. He spent 20 minutes at Countdown in Victoria St where he went to buy toiletries.
The man, who is a New Zealand citizen and arrived from New Delhi on 3 July, will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date charged under the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act. He will face either 6 months imprisonment or a $4000 fine.
This article is free to read, but it would awesome if we had your support.