New Zealand’s Covid success: Concert for 50,000 held in Auckland
New Zealand band Six60 performed at Eden Park in Auckland to a sold-out event.
More than 50,000 people attended a concert at New Zealand’s largest sports stadium on Saturday, in what organizers said was the largest live music event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
New Zealand has recorded only about 2,600 cases of the virus and 26 deaths since the pandemic began and tops Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking. The border closure has badly hit the nation’s tourism industry, though it has now opened a quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia.
“Our city has shown the world this week that in the midst of a global pandemic, we can live close to normality in Auckland," Mayor Phil Goff said in a statement.
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