Sixty-three new cases in the community on Monday brought the total number of epidemics to 955. No one was found on the South Island.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced after a cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon that Auckland would remain at Level 4 at least until the end of Tuesday next week and the rest of the country at Level 2.
The cabinet will review the levels on Monday next week.
* Cove 19: Outside Auckland, the country will go to Alert Level 2 from midnight on Tuesday.
* Auckland Cowed 19 Alert could remain in Level 4 lockdown as the rest of the country falls to Level 2.
* Covid 19: Everything you need to know about the Alert Level Division will be presented next week.
Marissa Bedouis, chief executive of the Restaurant Association, called the decision “inevitable but not desirable.”
Liz Berry, co-owner of Strawberry Fair Restaurant in Christchurch, said that while the Level 2 expansion was “absolutely not surprising”, the patron limit is “really handy” for the hospitality sector.
Level 2 limits the number inside public places to 50, which was allowed under Level 2 last year, and requires social distance.
Berry said the limits mean he can only fill his restaurant halfway, and usually have to leave out profitable Friday and Saturday night diners.
“I agree that we have to push this last challenge.
“But if you’re putting people in a big restaurant, and you’re socially apart, what difference does it make if the number is 40, or 50, or 60? It’s just academic, it’s not really work. does.
“We really want to see that number grow.”
The government also confirmed on Monday that Fifteen Wage Subsidy Scheme for Business. Open for applications Friday.
Arden said the government has not yet considered what Level 1 will look like when it is reintroduced, but wanted New Zealand to remain open for business until the summer. For large-scale celebrations..
He said the government did not want to use the lockdown forever, and urged the people. To get the vaccine.
Last year, moving from Level 2 to Level 1 lifted restrictions on combining the need for size and collective distance.
Border restrictions and Mask mandate for public transport So far, all are on alert level.
Michael Planck, a professor of comedic modeling at the University of Canterbury, admits that many people outside of Auckland will be disappointed to be in Level 2 without the unknown cases in their area.
“There is no border water tight and similarly when there are active community cases in Auckland, Alert Level 2 is a necessary protection if a case is leaked.”
He said that going to Level 1 now would “send the whole country back to one square”. If there was “another explosive epidemic” In the other part of New Zealand
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