New Zealand’s strict coronavirus restrictions to ease this week


New Zealand will further ease its strict COVID-19 restrictions this week, allowing domestic travel to resume and the hospitality industry to re-open.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that on Thursday, the country will drop to “Alert Level 2”.​
That will mean restaurants, shops, gyms and playgrounds will re-open.​
People will be able to meet up with family and friends in groups of up to 10 people.​