01:52 GMT05 August 2020
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    The numerous lockdown and restriction measures that have been introduced in recent months are meant to curb the coronavirus pandemic, but they can also be inconvenient. Even the politicians who introduce the restrictions can suffer from them – showing that they understand the threat and are trying to address the situation properly.

    Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern fell victim to the restrictions imposed by her own cabinet when a cafe in Wellington turned her away. The politician and her fiance Clarke Gayford wanted to visit the Olive cafe on Saturday, but were rejected as it was "full", according to another visitor at the restaurant.

    ​​The eatery was not to blame for the incident, however, as it was simply following rules that require providing at least one-metre distance between clients, also prohibiting more than 10 people at the facility at the same time.

    Commenting on the situation, Gayford stressed that it was his own fault, as he forgot to make a reservation.

    ​The couple was eventually offered a table when a spot for them became available.

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