Everyone In NZ Rushed To Maccas The Day The Coronavirus Lockdown Lifted
After spending a month in lockdown, New Zealand began slowly easing restrictions earlier this week.
Under the previous level four restrictions, people could only leave the house to access or provide essential services, and only essential businesses remained open. That meant all cafes, bottle shops and restaurants closed, including all takeaway services and even Uber Eats. Yep, an entire month with no fast food or takeaway.
So it’s no surprise, then, that the first thing a lot of people did when the lockdown lifted was go to Maccas.
While plenty of people visited their local cafes on the day, Twitter went off with people revelling in the glory of their first Maccas run in weeks.
Who amongst us hasn’t felt, deep down in their soul, that they need a bacon and egg McMuffin? Let he who has never coveted a 24-pack of nuggets cast the first stone.
Here are the best tweets about New Zealand lifting its coronavirus lockdown:
Damn people in NZ lining up for maccas at 4am but can’t even make it to work at 9am ♂️
— Uzo_Wee (@WeeUzo) April 28, 2020
— Vinay (@pikavinay) April 27, 2020
We made it to level 3 New Zealand, 5 more hours until maccas is open praise the lorde
— Hannah ♡ (@hannahiam_) April 27, 2020
why is maccas trending in new zealand holy fuck now im hungry no oon on on on on o no no
— (@howooizm) April 27, 2020
— • eloïse • (@reyloise) April 27, 2020
As restrictions ease in New Zealand people are going to maccas first and I respect that
— Cam ‘It’s a Dune, Dune, Dune, Dune World’ Williams (@MrCamW) April 28, 2020
New Zealand has been at Level 3 for less than a day and from what I can deduce from Twitter, this is what that involves:
– lines around the block for Maccas
– flat whites all around
– swimming in the sea even tho it’s Arctic
– more lines at Maccas
— Ashleigh Stewart (@Ash_Stewart_) April 28, 2020
ahahaha I just saw the queues in New Zealand for Maccas. fucking bless them.
— illegal dinner party (@blusherVIII) April 28, 2020
so new zealand has moved outta level 4 which means drive-thrus have reopened and i cant believe ppl started lining up out maccas at 4am legit insane
— Moniq (@mvashtii) April 28, 2020
New Zealand when Kfc and maccas open up pic.twitter.com/DABnnYX7ix
— Ri (@What2Ddu) April 27, 2020
Of course, the country is still enforcing strict social distancing during the new level 3 restrictions. People still need to limit their social interactions and stay at home as much as possible. But those socially distant Maccas runs must be nice.
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