New Zealand re-opens 75% of economy


New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is speaking now about the country’s lifting of its most extreme restrictions.

Today, 400,000 Kiwis will return to work, and takeaway food services will re-open.

But she said that New Zealanders should be more cautious than ever, due to the virus’s incubation period

“It can take from two to 10 days for people to have been exposed to Covid-19 to come down with symptoms. That means we would not smell the smoke for a few weeks and that could put us back where we started before the lockdown.

“With more people going back to work today, we need to be even more vigilant.”

“Level three will see 400,000 more New Zealanders back at work, taking the total to 1 million Kiwis working. At level three, 75% of the economy is working, with building and construction, forestry, manufacturing and contactless retail starting up, major infrastructure projects start again today.”

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