Man dies at Auckland managed isolation facility

The Grand Millenium Hotel in Auckland.
The Grand Millenium Hotel in Auckland. Photo credit: Google

A man returning to New Zealand from the Pacific who was staying at a managed isolation facility in Auckland has died.

Acting deputy chief executive of managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) Andrew Milne says the returnee, a 63-year-old man, died at the Grand Millenium Auckland facility on Monday.

"The returnee displayed no COVID-19 related symptoms during their previous daily health checks," Milne said. "The death has been referred to a coroner and our thoughts are with the returnee's family at this sad time."

It's unclear which Pacific country the man arrived from or how long he'd been in managed isolation.

Milne said MIQ would not be commenting further as the death was before the coroner.