Court appearance for man who fled Auckland hotel, later tested positive for Covid-19

A man accused of leaving a managed isolation hotel in central Auckland, and was later confirmed to have Covid-19, has appeared in court.

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The person hadn’t yet tested positive when absconding from an isolation hotel last night. Source: 1 NEWS

Davinder Singh appeared in the Auckland District Court today over the July 9 incident.

He was released on bail to reappear later in the month, when he will enter a plea.

Singh, 32, arrived in New Zealand from India in early July and was isolating at the Stamford Plaza Hotel.

He is accused of leaving the hotel without permission and visiting a Countdown supermarket, before his Covid-19 test returned positive the next day.