Ayesha Verrall: Contact tracers interviewing Covid positive MIQ escapee to find out who might have been in contact

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Thu, 2 Sep 2021, 5:59PM
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Ayesha Verrall: Contact tracers interviewing Covid positive MIQ escapee to find out who might have been in contact

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Sep 2021, 5:59PM

Contact tracers are racing to find out if anyone was exposed to a Covid-19 patient who busted out of MIQ.

Police in PPE arrested the man this afternoon at a house in Otahuhu - almost 10-kilometres from the quarantine facility he'd been confined in.

It's thought he fled the Ellerslie Novotel and Ibis facility about one-am.

He has been charged under the Health Order, and bailed back to MIQ by an Auckland District Court judge, after appearing by video-link.

Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall says public health teams are interviewing the escapee.

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