A Christchurch man is pleading for government officials to exempt him from quarantine so that he can see his dying wife one last time.
Mining contractor Bernie Ryan returned from Australia on Sunday after his wife Christine Taylor’s condition worsened.
He is currently under managed isolation at a hotel in Auckland, and said despite showing no illness symptoms and a letter of support from his GP, the Ministry of Health has repeatedly refused his request for exemption.
Taylor has terminal lung cancer and has been given hours to live.
Again bureaucracy gone mad.
He said the refusal was devastating.