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Davinder Singh today appeared in the Auckland District Court to face charges over the incident on July 9.
The 32-year-old arrived in New Zealand from India on July 3 and went straight into managed isolation at the Stamford Plaza Hotel.
Five-days later he is alleged to have left the hotel without permission and gone to visit a Countdown Supermarket on Victoria St West in Central Auckland.
Authorities said he later tested positive for Covid-19.
Singh, who appeared before Judge Ajit Swaran Singh, was released on bail and ordered to reappear later in the month where he will enter his pleas to the charge.