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A New Zealand man escaped from a quarantine site just to buy wine and beer

A few days ago, a bizarre escape occurred in New Zealand, where a man quarantined by the new crown epidemic escaped from a quarantine facility, actually to buy alcohol.

Image courtesy of: Wine Business Watch

According to New Zealand Chinese media reports: On July 9, a man escaped from a controlled isolation site in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The 50-year-old man allegedly walked through a 1.8-meter-high fence from the Distinction Hotel, slipped into a nearby liquor store and took four cans of European beer and a bottle of red wine before leaving the store.

According to Google Maps, the liquor store is about a 9-minute walk from the isolated hotel where the man was staying.

The clerk who greeted him told the media that he was in the store for only two minutes and knew exactly what he wanted to buy. He walked into the store and bought four cans of Lefebvre Gold and a bottle of Pinot Noir red wine. The clerk said.

The clerk said: The man paid with cash. Therefore, all the bills and coins in the register had to be sanitized this morning. In the past few hours, every place the man had wandered through was disinfected. We wiped down all the counters with disinfectant and threw away all the empty boxes he touched. The store clerk said.

Although the man tested negative, the manager of the liquor store believes that caution should still be exercised in this regard. Even though he appeared normal, we still had to take precautions, he said.

This customer didn"t like to talk, he said. He did not reveal where he lived, but simply picked up what he wanted from the shelves, walked to the counter, paid and left.

The man is reported to have left for about half an hour between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on the 9th. He is currently in police custody and will appear in court later on the 10th.

This is the third quarantine escape in New Zealand in a week. The two previous isolates who escaped were both charged by police.