According to various reports, a man who had not followed the quarantine rules and escaped to go on shopping at a local supermarket would be charged by the New Zealand’s government for breaking the law and not taking the pandemic as seriously as it poses to be.
The man, aged 32 years had come from India, was quarantining at the Stamford Plaza hotel escaped through a fence and he spent around 20 minutes at the supermarket, according to the various reports. New Zealand Health Minister Chris Hipkins claimed it as a selfish act and said, “These are acts of selfishness and we intend to use the full weight of the law. The person wore a mask although indicated that it was removed for short periods of time.”
Apparently, the police have been investigating the matter and trying their level best to catch the man. According to recent developments, police are checking the CCTV footage to get a tip on his recent moves.
Many media outlets reported that the security guard had seen the man when he was leaving but he was unknown to the fact that the man had symptoms or the man was positive with the novel coronavirus. Also, the supermarket has been closed temporarily for security concerns and it would follow a deep cleaning schedule as the man with Covid-19 who entered its premises, poses a risk to the health of all the workers.
Countdown’s general manager, Kiri Hannifin said, “We have asked all of our team that were working last night, including the night fill team, to self-isolate as a precautionary measure.” New Zealand has been successful in eradicating the community spread of the novel coronavirus and to curb or to say, put an end towards the pandemic, it has been following the enforcement of quarantining people for 14 days.