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Life under lockdown: Shops take extra precautions

Flagstaff Team

Stop right there… A sign warns customers not to enter Milford Nutritional Pharmacy in Kitchener Rd until owner Jay Kumar checks their temperature. Entry is limited to one person at a time.
Super safe… Milford’s New World introduced Perspex screens, masks for staff, one-way systems in aisles and floor markers to separate people in queues. Security guards were employed to limit customer numbers.
Deserted… The streets of Milford (pictured), Takapuna, Forrest HIll and Sunnynook have been deserted since the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced a state of emergency on March 25 and a four-week shutdown,
starting midnight that night, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Signs of the times… Many messages offering information and encouragement appeared outside local shops, cafes and restaurants.

These photos originally appeared in the 3 April 2020 edition of the Rangitoto Observer.

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