The MIQ facility with one traveller and 50 staff!

Stuff reports:

Just one guest stayed at the Grand Mercure managed isolation hotel in Wellington last week, where dozens of staff were working.

It’s understood the person arrived on a private plane following a family issue in New Zealand.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Managed Isolation and Quarantine confirmed the 102-room hotel had just one guest between October 21 and October 28.

It meant 88 isolation rooms went empty over that period, as well as 13 quarantine rooms.

Up to 50 staff were still working at the facility during that time, looking after the single guest.

I’m not sure what is more outrageous – the huge waste of taxpayers money or the fact 20,000+ Kiwis can’t get home because the Government is so incompetent at managing MIQ.

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