With the shift to the orange traffic light, masks will be mandatory in shops and libraries but not schools or nightclubs – rules dubbed “nonsensical” by the retail sector. 

Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced […] face masks will remain in place for retail, public transport, flights and public venues like libraries. 

It means people inside crowded nightclubs and students packed into classrooms will not need to wear face coverings but shoppers at supermarkets must wear a mask. 

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