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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Adern tests positive to Covid-19

Jacinda Ardern is struck down by covid just days after announcing that New Zealand would finally open up to the rest of the world after two years of harsh restrictions.

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for Covid
  • He had been symptomatic since Friday night and tested positive on Saturday morning.
  • He has been in isolation since Sunday after his partner Clarke Gayford tested positive.
  • It was revealed that his daughter Neve registered a positive test on Wednesday

Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for Covid, days after announcing that New Zealand would finally open up to the rest of the world.

New Zealand’s prime minister announced she had contracted the virus on Saturday, after her fiancé Clarke Gayford and her daughter Neve had already tested positive.

Her positive result means that Ms Adern will not be able to attend Parliament on Monday for the government’s emissions reduction plan and the budget on Thursday.

“I am heartbroken to miss being there in person, but I will stay in close contact with the team and share some calculations from here,” she said.

Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for Covid after her partner Clarke Gayford also contracted the virus

Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for Covid after her partner Clarke Gayford also contracted the virus

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“Despite best efforts, I have unfortunately joined the rest of my family and tested positive for COVID 19,” the New Zealand Prime Minister said.

“Despite best efforts, I have unfortunately joined the rest of my family and tested positive for COVID 19.”

His office said he was experiencing moderate symptoms while traveling through your trade mission in the United States is still ready to go.

Ms Ardern had been in isolation since Sunday after Mr Gayford tested positive and her daughter Neve also recorded a positive result on Wednesday.

The PM will now have to lead the country from the comfort of her home until the morning of May 21.

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will intervene to address the media on Monday in his absence.

“This is a historic week for the Government and I am devastated that I cannot be there,” said Ms Ardern.

Ms Ardern had been in isolation since Sunday after Mr Gayford tested positive and her daughter Neve also recorded a positive result on Wednesday.

Ms Ardern had been in isolation since Sunday after Mr Gayford tested positive and her daughter Neve also recorded a positive result on Wednesday.

“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.”

“But like I said earlier in the week, isolating with COVID-19 is a very Kiwi experience this year and my family is no different.”

The news comes after it was announced that New Zealand will fully reopen to the rest of the world on July 31 after more than two years of harsh coronavirus restrictions that closed the border.

The move will come two months earlier than the government had initially planned.

The final part of the phased border reopening will open the country again to all visa categories, including tourists, workers, families and students.

“New Zealand is in demand and is now fully open for business,” Ms Ardern said earlier this week.

“This will be good news for immigrant families, businesses and our communities.”

Ms Ardern said she was 'gutted' about missing parliamentary meetings next week.

Ms Ardern said she was ‘gutted’ about missing parliamentary meetings next week.

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