Officials in New Zealand say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who ditched quarantine to go shopping. The 32-year-old man allegedly escaped through a fence while quarantining at the Stamford Plaza hotel in Auckland. He was gone for about an hour while he went to buy groceries. He later tested positive for the virus.
— Nine News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) July 8, 2020
The man had recently returned from a trip to India. New Zealand is trying to stop COVID-19 from coming into the country by placing people who arrive into a 14-day quarantine at different hotels.