No exceptions for anyone: New Zealand Prime Minister turned away from cafe

It is because the restaurant was too full!

Nearly achieving the goal of defeating the novel coronavirus, it looks like New Zealand is still strictly following the COVID-19 guidelines and no exceptions are being made for anyone – even for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

PM Jacinda, along with her fiancée Clarke Gayford, was on her way to have a brunch at Olive, a restaurant in Wellington. But upon reaching, the couple was turned away.

The couple was told that it was ‘too full’ according to the COVID-19 SOPs and hence the cafe refused to entertain them.

Later on, they were chased down and let inside as soon as a spot cleared up.

Replying to this tweet, Gayford said:

Here’s how the people reacted:

This was two days after the country eased many of its lockdown rules, including the reopening of restaurants.

The social distancing rules, however, still apply. The rules state that people must be at least 1 meter or 3 feet apart from each other. To comply with the said rule, many restaurants have limited their seating, allowing less number of people inside.

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