8 May 2020

Man in quarantine pleads to see wife who has hours to live

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 8 May 2020

A Christchurch man is pleading for government officials 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 says despite showing no illness symptoms, and a letter from his GP, the Ministry of Health is refusing his request.

Christine has terminal lung cancer and has been given hours to live.

Christchurch reporter Anan Zaki spoke to Bernie on Friday afternoon.

The Ministry of Health has been approached for comment.