New Zealand bars open as virus lockdown eases | AFP

Customers have started raising their glasses as New Zealand’s pubs reopened Thursday after the coronavirus lockdown was partially lifted. It won’t be business as usual however — there will be no live music and limits have been put on how many people are allowed in a pub. While publicans were glad to be opening their doors again, Matt McLaughlin, owner of Wellington’s Panhead pub said: “We’ve got no shows, we’ve got no theatres on the go, so our market is really, really squeezed”.

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