In the midst of the world’s battle against the Coronavirus Pandemic, one certain leader has stood out amongst the rest.
Oh, sorry. It should be…
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern from New Zealand.
It’s not as if Lord of The Rings wasn’t already enough of a national treasure for the country, the addition of the super-well-loved 39-year-old leader was simply the cherry on top.
Her governance, especially during the pandemic, has been looked up upon and have certainly gained the respect of many nations. That’s including ours.
As New Zealand slowly transitions into normalcy, that government has ensured that social distancing measures remain strictly adhered to by the public.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that even the Prime Minister herself was denied entry from a cafe that was unfortunately too full to accommodate PM Jacinda Ardern and her partner.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Denied Entry From Cafe Due to Own Social Distancing Rules
A cafe in Wellington had to unfortunately turn away the Prime Minister, her fiancé, and their groups of friends.
According to The Straits Times, the cafe had reportedly reached its customer limit and could not accept any more patrons.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s fiancé, Clarke Gayford, addressed the rather funny situation on his personal Twitter account.
He said: “I have to take responsibility for this, I didn’t get organised and book anywhere.”
I have to take responsibility for this, I didn’t get organized and book anywhere. Was very nice of them to chase us down st when a spot freed up. A+ service.
— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) May 16, 2020
The tweet was a response to another diner who had tweeted about the rather funny incident.
Cafe Staff Ran Down Street to Invite Prime Minister Back
I don’t know what is more amazing: Jacinda Ardern, who is fondly called “Jacinda” by her citizens (at least according to a Stephen Colbert programme) queuing up to get into a cafe or the fact that the busy woman had wanted to get into a cafe.
Fortunately for the Prime Minister and her friends, a few diners had left soon after, and the staff were able to invite them back into the cafe.
Well, judging from how she could blend into the crowd easily when she needed to and become authoritative when the need arises, you can bet that everyone’s living happily ever after.
New Zealand’s Situation Now
On 27 April, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand’s significant victory against the Coronavirus. According to the Kiwi, there were no longer signs of widespread and undetected community transmissions.
Since then, locals have been allowed to go about leisurely activities such as fishing, surfing, hunting, and hiking.
While restaurants and cafes were online allowed to resume business last Thursday.
During this announcement, she emphasised on the importance of keeping the number of Coronavirus cases to none. As such, she has enforced strict social distancing measures.
“I will not risk the gains we’ve made in the health of New Zealanders. So if we need to remain at Level Three, we will,” she said.
However, one thing is for sure and that is that the diners of the said cafe have had a pretty eventful meal.
No wonder she’s having the election on September.
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