Coronavirus: How New Zealand got its coffees and fries back

Local MP Christopher Bishop scored himself a McDonald’s treat
Christopher Bishop

Date of Publication: April 29, 2020

Source: BBC

New Zealand recently emerged from five weeks of strict lockdown and are now allowing take-out food restaurants to reopen, prompting many to line up in front of coffee shops and McDonald’s to enjoy takeaway coffee and fast food. New Zealand is now under a level three alert, meaning that people are still staying home and working from home if possible, but some businesses are allowed to reopen if they can maintain contactless service. Schools may also reopen but must ensure that social distancing is maintained. New Zealand’s success in containing the novel coronavirus has been attributed to early and effective border closure, a quick lockdown, effective contact tracing and testing, advising people to “stick to their bubble” – meaning their household, and clarity in public messaging from their government.

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Summary by: Christina Blagojevic