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Kia ora neighbours, small businesses are again doing it tough as Auckland locks down.
Owner and chef at Pasture, Ed Verner, said he was "upset and distressed" by the lockdown news after ordering thousands of dollars worth of stock hours before the announcement. He's now left with 50kg of seafood that he doesn't know what to do with, as well as booking cancellations that will cost him dearly.
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Health Minister Chris Hipkins is telling Aucklanders to wear a face mask as the city heads into an alert level 3 lockdown today.
“My advice to everyone watching this is: ‘Wear one’,” Hipkins told Stuff.
He said the Government was still working on legal issues around making masks compulsory.
A legal order under the new Covid-19 legislation would be issued on Wednesday. This would give legal effect to the alert levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.
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