New Zealand issues an injunction on public transport masks and police will intervene if necessary
[Global Times reporter Sun Nan] According to Reuters, after New Zealand reported new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the New Zealand authorities ordered that from the 19th local time, all passengers on domestic flights and public transport in Auckland must wear masks. It is reported that New Zealand has successfully controlled the number of new cases in the community to a level of nearly zero. But last week, there was a new confirmed case.
New Zealand Health Minister Shipkin said at a press conference on the 16th that wearing a mask is a wise preventive measure against the new crown virus, and now is the right time to take action. He said that starting on the 19th local time, masks are required on public transport in Auckland and flights into Auckland, and masks are also required on flights across New Zealand. Children under 12 years old are exempt. Taxi drivers must also wear masks, but passengers may not wear them. Students do not need to wear masks at school and after school. Shipkin also said that the police will intervene when necessary to ensure that the people comply with the regulations.