Fans attend a Six60 performance at Sky Stadium on February 13, 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Without a mask and no minimum distance: On Saturday, February 13th, 30,000 fans in New Zealand celebrated in the largest outdoor concert so far since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 30,000 people attended the Fusion Rock Six 60 concert at the Sky Stadium in Wellington. Concerts like this in front of a large audience are only possible because the Corona case in New Zealand has relatively eased since the end of last year. There have been no new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases for a long time.
Stadium displays were sold out regularly
Six60 calls themselves the largest live band in the world. So no wonder they are the ones making the leap into live events. The band has already played four concerts of the same size on their tour across New Zealand and is celebrating a huge success with Saturday shows that sell out regularly. The band’s next and final concert will be held in Hamilton on February 27th.
A new lockdown imposed on Auckland
On Sunday, one day after the party, New Zealand reported new infections for the first time since January 24. In Auckland, the largest city in the country, a couple and their daughter have contracted the virus. Then Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern imposed a three-day lockdown in the capital.
People are only allowed exceptions like shopping and commuting from home. With fewer than 2,000 infections and 26 deaths in 2020, New Zealand is a prime example of how to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Corona vaccinations will start there on February 20, 2021.