Both the 27-bed mens' and nine-bed womens' facilities in the central city are full of rough sleepers, manager Joanne Turner told Stuff on Tuesday. The centre has been preparing for the nation-wide lockdown due to Coronavirus that will begin on Wednesday and decided to operate 24/7. The shelters are typically only open to occupants from 5.30pm to 9am, with users asked to leave during the day. We're getting down to the basics now we just need to make sure they have shelter, food and we're in good health." READ MORE:* The next 48 hours: What happens before New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown* Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will shut down in two days* Coronavirus: Supermarkets erupt in chaos after lockdown announcementRNZ New Zealand is heading into lockdown.
Source: Stuff March 24, 2020 03:00 UTC