School is Back – New Zealand to move to Level 2

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced New Zealand will move into Level 2 on Thursday.

The move will be staggered with business opening on Thursday, schools on Monday 18th May and bars on the 21st May.

Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Dr Health Ashley Bloomfield also announced that social gatherings will be limited to groups of 10 for the next two weeks.

The new limit would apply to parties at home, church meetings, weddings, funerals and group bookings at restaurants or bars.

People attending movies at the theatre would have to be spaced out.

“We may have won the battle, but we have not won the war,” Ardern told New Zealanders at her 4pm press conference.

Ardern warned of a long road ahead. She urged New Zealanders to continue to maintain public hygiene and health practices.

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Min-Jun Choi
Min-Jun Choi
19 days ago

Dear Shem Banbury I read in your article and it was quite indeed surprising due to that schools are a no worry but theatres are? Even though that school is more dangerous because we aren’t spaced out it’s quite unpleasant to think about schools are a no worry. But I do strongly agree that Arden said “We may have won the battle, but we have not won the war” because the coronavirus (COVID19) is still out there but we have done the best. Like for instance, we have healed many, but some people died in our hands. But I must… Read more »

18 days ago

Yay can’t wait to go to 𝔰𝔠𝔥𝔬𝔬𝔩 again!!!
Anyone else excited?

Emily Garrett
Emily Garrett
17 days ago

same i love school



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