New Zealand: man with Covid-19 absconds from quarantine for supermarket 'dash'

Man charged over latest breach of quarantine as country deals with influx of returning citizens during the coronavirus pandemic

A man in compulsory isolation has absconded from a quarantine hotel in New Zealand to make a late-night “spur-of-the-moment” dash to the supermarket before testing positive for Covid-19 the following day.

About 30,000 people have passed through quarantine hotels in Auckland since New Zealand closed its borders but in recent weeks a number of guests have made bids for freedom.

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