- Prime Minister cancels marriage amid rising Omicron cases in New Zealand
- Jacinda Ardern tightens restrictions, says that my marriage is currently canceled
- In New Zealand, now only 100 people who have been fully vaccinated are allowed in the ceremony
Regarding the cancellation of the wedding, Ardern said that I have also joined New Zealanders who have experienced this due to the pandemic. I am sorry for anyone who has fallen into this situation. Nine cases of omicron have been reported in a New Zealand family that was traveling between cities to attend a wedding. An attendant on the plane the family traveled on was also found to be infected, forcing New Zealand to lift its ‘red setting’ restrictions from midnight on Sunday.
The wedding was to take place in the next few weeks
Omicron is far more contagious than Delta, but people are thought to be less likely to become seriously ill. In addition to limiting the number of crowds, wearing of masks has now been made mandatory in public transport and in shops. Ardern and her partner Clark Gayford had not announced the date of their wedding. But it was believed that it could happen in the next few weeks.
‘This is life’
The new restrictions will remain in place until at least the end of next month. When Ardern was asked how he felt about imposing restrictions that led to the cancellation of his own marriage, he said, “Yi Zindagi Hai.” “I am no different from the thousands of others in New Zealand who have suffered the devastating effects of the pandemic,” he said. New Zealand has recorded 15,104 Covid cases and 52 deaths since the pandemic began.