New Zealanders rush for fast food and takeaways as the lockdown eases. On Tuesday, they queued to take away burgers, fries, and coffee reported Mercury News.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern credited the lockdown with eliminating the domestic transmission of the coronavirus.
The New Zealand government released four notice levels on March 21 to inform people what to do when an epidemic breaks out. After all the strictness, New Zealanders rush for fast food.
“This is hard to explain,” Christopher Bishop, a lawmaker, said on Twitter after posing with a takeaway coffee cup.”
Outside McDonald’s outlets in Auckland and Wellington, people lined up early for their fast food fix.
“We got quarter pounders, Big Macs, drinks … “There are still two cheeseburgers left, but I can’t finish them,” Tai Perez said, who arrived at a McDonald’s in Auckland at 4 a.m.”
Over 400,000 New Zealanders have returned to work after Prime Minister Ardern eased some of the restrictions that shut down businesses for weeks.
“That cup of coffee tasted incredible, and I felt a feeling of normalcy return to my life,” one coffee drinker stated.
Victoria Howe, an Auckland-based barista, told the BBC that “nothing surpasses a good barista pouring your coffee.”
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