New restrictions on gatherings have been introduced in Wellington after a Covid-infected Australian travelled to the New Zealand capital and visited a range of popular tourist locations, APA reports citing Guardian.
“This is not a lockdown,” Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said, but indicated one could come if unconnected cases emerged in the community.
Hipkins said on Wednesday the Wellington region would move to alert level two from 6pm that night, and continue until Sunday.
The measures come after the traveller spent a weekend visiting Wellington from Sydney, and visited sites around the city, including busy inner-city eateries, and popular tourism spot Te Papa, the capital’s museum.
New Zealand officials have released an initial list of more than a dozen locations of interest, and those who have visited them at the listed times are being told to get tested and self-isolate.