New Zealand has taken a departure from many of its South Pacific neighbors with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s latest announcement…
According to the PM, New Zealand will be lifting the most imposing parts of the Covid-19 restrictions—including vaccine passports and QR codes.
The restrictions will be lifted over the course of the next two weeks across most sectors, but not all of them. Ardern’s announcement follows New Zealand’s high court ruling Ardern’s vaccine mandate to be illegal.
The tiny island nation is moving in the right direction, but will common sense put a permanent end to the Covid hysterics? One can only hope…
Sources tell us:
New Zealand says it will lift many of its Covid-19 restrictions over the next two weeks as the outbreak nears its peak pic.twitter.com/qLbPiq7Ubs
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🇳🇿Jacinda Ardern announces New Zealand will lift Covid restrictions pic.twitter.com/xIxfyzNoRQ
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The Epoch Times provided more context:
From April 4, vaccination passport rules will be removed and vaccination mandates will be lifted in all industries except health and disability, aged care, corrections, and border forces.
The changes that take effect from March 26 include increasing indoor capacity limits from 100 to 200, while outdoor limits will be completely removed.
Mask mandates will also be removed for all outdoor events, but remain for workers at indoor events with an orange risk rating.
Economics overrides fake science. https://t.co/a6nUu1Wp85
— Jeffrey A Tucker (@jeffreyatucker) March 23, 2022
The Bloom is Off the Ruse…
New Zealand Drops Almost All COVID Restrictions, Including Vax Passports, Mandates and QR Codes.
— Denise (@Likeshesays) March 23, 2022
Sky News explained:
New Zealand initially pursued a COVID-zero approach but that was abandoned in early October amid an outbreak of the Delta variant, with Ms Ardern at the time acknowledging “the return to zero is incredibly difficult”.