A statement said: The event, to be held at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch at 3pm tomorrow 15 March 2020, was expected to attract a large crowd, with many travelling from around New Zealand and from overseas.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says while we still have no community transmission of Covid-19 in New Zealand, we are taking a precautionary approach to protect the health of all New Zealanders.
“This is a pragmatic decision. We’re very saddened to cancel, but in remembering such a terrible tragedy, we shouldn’t create the risk of further harm being done.
“The advice we received for this event, is that based on people travelling from different parts of the country and from overseas, if there was a case it could be difficult to trace those who had come into contact with that person, so we are taking a cautious approach.
What a mess of bobble head indecisiveness to last minute this.
“and from overseas”
Many will have already arrived recently in this past week.
Some may be in the midst of catching planes to come to NZ.
Have they jumped through other countries, before flying onto NZ?
Would they cancel their supposed return flights, with no refund?
So are they going to “self isolate” here in NZ, ?
Soon, will they even be able to use that return ticket?