Woman’s call for help for small MIQ room goes viral on Twitter


“Cry me a river,” said one Twitter user.

“So onto those pampered, ungrateful assholes!” Another user said.

“Just spent two weeks in a motorhome with the family and kids sharing a bed, this looks so spacious in comparison,” one user tweeted.

“I love how her response to the alleged claustrophobia is to find a second, much smaller room to go to crying in,” one person wrote.

Some Twitter users said the woman should be grateful for securing a spot on MIQ.

“I’m sick of people complaining about the MIQ. My son would give his teeth to have space at the MIQ so he could come home,” one user said.

“For some people it would be a really difficult situation. However, the MIQ is really limited and it’s the opportunity for them and for other people who really want and need it. So those people really need to absorb it and continue,” another user mentioned.

A few people, however, supported the woman.

“The replies to this Tweet are awful,” One said. “Everyone says she’s so lucky to have two beds and spend time in a hotel. They can’t leave that room. There’s nothing remotely ‘vacation’ about the fact that 4 people being stuck in a room together… When did people get so f*** vile.”

The woman has since taken to Instagram saying in a post that she is “surrendering” to the process.

“It’s been difficult coming back into MIQ (managed quarantine) after freely roaming Australia for the past few weeks. My brain can’t quite understand the inconsistent processes and logic being applied around the world. I surrender” , The New Zealand Herald she writes.

“I believe everything happens for a reason, so I find joy in receiving a fully catered stay that is actually within Uber Eats radius

Stays at MIQ have been hard on the mental health of some Kiwis, with clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire warning that the impacts of MIQ on some people’s mental health should “not be underestimated”.


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