By RNZ News
Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are returning to work today under eased level 3 restrictions – and some are queuing in long lines for takeaways on the way.
New Zealand has moved to alert level 3 after five weeks of level 4 coronavirus lockdown, reducing restrictions on businesses and schooling.
An estimated 400,000 people are returning to work today.
More than 1000 road and rail workers are back at work.
KiwiRail is re-starting work on most of its projects, including the Kaikōura rebuild and Wellington metro upgrades. Work on Auckland’s City Rail Link underground is also re-starting.
There were were long queues this morning for the first takeaways in weeks.
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