More than 4 million doses of the Covid 19 vaccine have now been given in New Zealand.
Speaking in today’s government update, which revealed that there are 15 new community cases today, Covid 19 Response Minister Chris Hopkins said 2.6 million New Zealanders had received their first dose, including 366,000 who had previously Weeks had their shots.
Firestore General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield said people can leave their homes to get the vaccine, but that doesn’t mean crossing the line.
Meanwhile, less than one-fifth of customers are seen in a cafe as most of the country spends its first hours outside Auckland at Alert Level 2.
He told RNZ that Central Dunedin was very quiet with some pedestrians in the octagon and that the owner of a cafe had reported a pre-spread of about 20% by 8.30am.
In Christchurch, however, it was busy on the streets, and cafe manager Bonnie Aitchison expected 60 percent of her regular customers to return for coffee.
Napier’s main shopping street, Emerson St., was busy this morning when shops opened and people returned to the city center. Most of the people on the street were wearing masks under the palm trees and the spring sun.
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