New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

1/23/2022 8:35:00 AM

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has cancelled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters on Sunday.

New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gathering from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of nine COVID-19 Omicron cases showed community spread from the North to South islands after a wedding.suing their insurance providers over compensation for COVID losses.GOODMAN : — Blue Origin spacecraft last summer.As help from abroad started arriving, an Australian aid flight was forced to return to base because of a positive COVID-19 case onboard, underlining the complexity of a contactless humanitarian mission to one of the few countries that has kept the coronavirus at bay.

A family returned to Nelson in the South Island by plane after attending a wedding and other events in Auckland in the North Island.The family and a flight attendant tested positive.There is no clear path and little direction.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.So, seriously, for every Amazon customer out there and every Amazon employee, thank you from the bottom of my heart very much.com Register New Zealand will move to a red setting under its COVID-19 protection framework, with more mask wearing.S.Indoor hospitality settings such as bars and restaurants and events like weddings will be capped at 100 people.The eruption last Saturday triggered a tsunami that destroyed villages and resorts and knocked out communications for the nation of about 105,000 people, and sent shockwaves across the Pacific.

The limit is lowered to 25 people if venues are not using vaccine passes, Arden said.“Even with Delta and all the mitigations we were doing to work through that, we were feeling really optimistic — and then with Omicron, it’s really brought us back to 2020.You know, it’s interesting."My wedding will not be going ahead," she told reporters, adding she was sorry for anyone caught up in a similar scenario.Ardern had not disclosed her wedding date, but it was rumored to be imminent.Styne and the restaurant-advocacy group are calling upon the federal government to replenish the ; more than 177,000 restaurants did not receive the federal grant money, and even those who were able to secure a grant are still struggling.Asked by reporters how she felt about the cancellation of her wedding to longtime partner and fishing-show host Clarke Gayford, Ardern replied: "Such is life.These are direct insights into the worldviews of the richest people in the world, who are writing the rules for all of us." She added, "I am no different to, dare I say it, thousands of other New Zealanders who have had much more devastating impacts felt by the pandemic, the most gutting of which is the inability to be with a loved one sometimes when they are gravely ill.“I keep saying I feel like we’re all in a big boat that’s taking on water and we’re throwing cups out, but somebody keeps throwing gallons back in."We only have the tap water, and it's been contaminated.

That will far, far outstrip any sadness I experience." New Zealand's borders have been shut to foreigners since March 2020.They brought back indoor dining in the fall of 2021, but after Thanksgiving the chef-owner saw Omicron numbers rising and, fearing a spike from more holiday travel, decided he would temporarily pause it.He kept them in harm’s way during the first wave of the pandemic, knowingly, without PPE , without protection, as COVID , we now know, was working its way through Amazon warehouses.The government pushed back plans for a phased reopening from mid-January to the end of February out of concern about a potential Omicron outbreak as in neighbouring Australia.People able to travel to New Zealand under narrow exceptions must apply to stay at state-managed quarantine facilities.“[Dine-in] was really busy, right up until the very last day,” Pichetrungsi said.The government last week stopped issuing any new slots amid a surge in the number of people arriving with Omicron.And then, of course, Bezos doubles down and sends out this letter, “Dear Amazonians,” where he thanks them for their sacrifice, the warehouse workers." The first aid flights from Australia and New Zealand landed in Tonga on Thursday with some water for sanitation and hygiene as well as shelter, communication equipment and generators.

About 94% of New Zealand's population over the age of 12 is fully vaccinated and about 56% of those eligible have had booster shots.” While Anajak’s patio can seat 30 to 40 guests, Pichetrungsi worried that even flipping to outdoor-only dining wouldn’t be enough to protect his staff.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Reporting by Kirsty Needham; Editing by Cynthia Osterman Our Standards: More from Reuters Daily Briefing Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.His parents and his aunt help run the restaurant, and the chef decided the risk of exposing his family and staff was growing too high.They know what’s going in the boxes.Sign up.

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I guess creating 2nd class citizens didn't achieve anything, nice work. A nation that cares about its people not about money What a difference to UK government The first politician not to take advantage of her position... For now. good actress She has just postponed it 🥱 The fiancé postponed…? This is what leadership is all about!

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New Zealand ship arrives with water for parched TongaA New Zealand navy ship carrying 250,000 litres of water arrived in Tonga on Friday, bringing life-saving supplies for the South Pacific archipelago six days after it was devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that polluted its water sources.

New Zealand ship brings water for Tonga, where supply is tainted by volcanic ashA New Zealand navy ship carrying water arrived in Tonga on Friday, six days after the South Pacific nation was devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that polluted its water sources. Thank you so much for your help 🙏 'A New Zealand navy ship carrying 250,000 liters of water arrived in Tonga on Friday, bringing lifesaving supplies for the South Pacific archipelago six days after it was devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that polluted its water sources.' NiceToHear, NZDefenceForce

Australia, New Zealand, Japan deliver water, supplies and telecommunications aid to TongaThree flights from Australia carrying food, water, medical supplies and telecommunications equipment landed in Tonga on Saturday, as the Pacific nation grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami.

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