A man with Covid-19 left managed isolation in Auckland for more than an hour and went to a supermarket in the central city.
The man, New Zealand's latest COVID-19 case, arrived in New Zealand from India on July 3.
NZ’s Health Minister Chris Hipkins says the man left his managed isolation facility at the Stamford Tower and went to Countdown on Victoria St West last night.
The man left through a smoking area where the fences were being replaced, and people went looking for him but he wasn't able to be found.
He will be charged and faces up to a six-month jail sentence or a $4,000 fine.
CCTV footage from within the supermarket has confirmed there was no close contact between the man and any staff or customers during his time there.
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