People visit a memorial site for victims of the shooting opposite the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. File photo/Reuters
New Zealand’s national security threat level has been revised down to medium after it was raised to high in the wake of a mass shooting in Christchurch on March 15 that killed 50 people, the prime minister’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.
“While the threat level has been revised to medium, and there is no current specific threat agencies are responding to, people will continue to notice a clear police presence at public events, including on ANZAC Day,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in the statement.
The country celebrates ANZAC Day, a day of war remembrance also observed in Australia, on April 25.
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