A homeless man reportedly managed to stay 2 weeks at a 5-star hotel after he told the staff that he has the novel coronavirus.
The homeless man, whose identity was not shared with the public, posed as a new arrival and was forced into 14-day quarantine at a 5-star hotel in Auckland, New Zealand.
Michael Woodhouse, a National Party MP, released a statement about the incident, where he said:
One of the five-star hotels housed a homeless person for a couple of weeks under the pretence that it was someone who came back from overseas. When the person was ready for discharge, he was asked for a forwarding address, only to tell the official that he didn’t have one, because he was homeless. He hadn’t come back from overseas, he just joined the back of the queue two weeks ago and spent a fortnight getting three square meals and a bath every day on the Government. It just shows what a shambles this thing is. I’m quite happy to dig further into it but there will be a number of anecdotes like this.
It looks like the homeless man had the best 2-week stay of their life.