New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardentests positive for Covid-19 and he will have to isolate himself for a week, so he will miss the launch of his emissions reduction plan.

Days after announcing the relaxation of the country’s strict border controls, Ardern developed symptoms on Friday night and tested positive before another positive result from a rapid antigen test on Saturday morning, his office said in a statement. His symptoms are said to be mild.

Her partner, Clarke Gayford, tested positive last Sunday and Ardern has been in self-quarantine ever since.

New Zealand Prime Minister contracts Covid-19

The Prime Minister of New Zealand contracts Covid-19.

As we mentioned in AmericanPost.News, Jacinda Arden He will have to isolate himself until the morning of Saturday May 21 and he will not be in parliament next week when his government has two fixed events in the emission reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday.

Ardern will carry out some functions remotely, but his deputy, Grant Robertson, will attend the post-Cabinet news conference on Monday.

Historic week for New Zealand

“This is a historic week for the government and I’m devastated that I can’t be there,” Ardern said, the prime minister said.

“Our emissions reduction plan sets out the path to achieving our zero carbon goal and the budget addresses the long-term future and security of New Zealand’s health system,” he added.

“But as I said earlier in the week, self-isolating with Covid-19 is a very common experience in New Zealand this year.”

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