New Zealand’s leader, Jacinda Ardern, has outlined the detail of drastic reductions in lockdown restrictions that could come into force as soon as Wednesday. She said level-two restrictions would include gatherings of up to 100 people, a return to office working, schools restarting, the resumption of sport and public places reopening. A decision will be made on Monday whether to move to level two.
New Zealand ‘halfway down Everest’ as Ardern plans big easing of Covid lockdown
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During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.
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In This Story: New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres.