Absconding incident at Auckland quarantine facility

Published: 05 October 2021

Statement from Joint Head of MIQ Brigadier Rose King

MIQ can confirm that a community case staying at the Jet Park Auckland Airport quarantine facility absconded at approximately 3.10pm, 4 October 2021. The person was located by Police and taken into custody at approximately 3.45pm.

The individual is a COVID-19 positive community case who has been in MIQ since Saturday 2 October.

The fact that someone has absconded from one of our facilities is a disappointing and unacceptable breach. We are investigating how this happened.