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No-go zones remain

No-go zones remain

New Zealand authorities delayed plans to lift no-go zones in quake-hit Christchurch Friday after major aftershocks again rattled the country's second largest city.
Christchurch mayor Bob Parker had hoped to open the city center for the first time since last weekend's 7.0-magnitude earthquake but said fresh tremors early Friday measuring up to magnitude 4.5 temporarily scuppered the plan.
"We're erring on the side of caution," Parker told Radio New Zealand.
"We've lost nobody in this event and the controllers and everybody else working here want it to stay that way."
Parker said the cordons, which are being enforced by police and the military, would be scaled back over the next few days, aftershocks permitting.


Updated : 2021-06-25 12:50 GMT+08:00