23 Feb 2021

Auckland hospo sector relieved at Level 1 change

From First Up, 5:16 am on 23 February 2021

Auckland is back at Alert Level 1, 10 days after it was reported that a family of three had tested positive for Covid-19. The latest outbreak, centred around the south Auckland suburb Papatoetoe, has so far led to seven cases of the virus in the community. With authorities confident the outbreak has been contained, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the level change yesterday. Well Auckland's businesses are breathing a huge sigh of relief at the news, not least in the hospitality sector. Geeling Ng from Soul Bar in the Viaduct told our producer Matthew Theunissen what this means.