The refusal was caused by the new rules of work of catering establishments, which have entered the government because of the coronavirus.
In the new Zealand city of Wellington, Prime Minister of the country Jacinda Ardern and her fiancé Clark Gayford not allowed into a café because, in connection with the new quarantine rules, it was already overcrowded. On Saturday, June 16, the newspaper New Zealand Herald.
One of the witnesses wrote on Twitter, “Ardern tried to go to Olive, but she refused because it is full”. Hayford replied to the message that “must take responsibility” because it is not pre-booked a place in the institution. According to him, when the place cleared, the staff caught up with them on the street and offered to come back.
The cafe owner confirmed to the publication that the Manager initially refused a pair, but when a few minutes a booth opened up, invited them back. He noted that the way they do in relation to all customers.
On Wednesday New Zealand has lifted the state of emergency, imposed because of the coronavirus, and went out on the second level of quarantine restrictions. The second level will be revised on May 25. Ardern said earlier that in the second level, easing restrictions will open retail stores, shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, and other public places. Schools and universities will be open from May 18 and bars 21 May. Travel within the country is allowed, while the borders of the state will be a long time to stay close to the entry of foreign citizens.
Authorities urged to maintain social distance and follow the safety precautions due to the spread of the coronavirus. Under the new rules, visitors of the restaurants to sit at a certain distance from each other and maintained only at the table, not at the Desk.
A few days earlier it was reported zero growth COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Recall, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said the victory over coronavirus at the end of April.