Prime Minister cancels her wedding – level 2

28-01-2022 15:00

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she canceled her wedding. The reason was the rising number of Omicron cases in the country.

In New Zealand, there was a limit of 100 people who could attend sports or other events. This limit was similar for weddings and funerals, too. It meant that many people had to cancel or delay these events.

93% of adults already got a COVID-19 vaccine in New Zealand, and doctors started giving it to children. Then, officials worried that it would not stop Omicron. People can get Omicron very easily, and in Australia, the number of sick people went up very quickly.

New Zealand’s government wanted to open the country to tourists again, but when the situation changed, the country will delay its opening later than it planned.

Difficult words: case (a person with a disease), funeral (a ceremony which people hold when somebody dies), postpone (to delay an event), vaccine (a medicine that makes a person strong against a disease).

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