New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid – World


New Zealand Premier Jacinda Ardern has tested Covid-19 with limited features, his office said in a statement on Saturday.

He will not be in parliament on the government’s plan to reduce emissions on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but, “plans to travel with his business missions to the United States are not affected yet,” the report said.

Ardern has had symptoms since Friday night, returning weak at night and confident Saturday morning for a quick antigen test, he said.

She has been living alone since Sunday, when her partner Clake Gayford was tested for HIV, she said.

Due to a thorough test, Ardern will have to stand on his own until the morning of May 21, doing work that he can do remotely.

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will address the media in his area on Monday.

“This is a very important week for the government and I am tired of not being able to be there,” Ardern said in a statement.

“Our emissions reduction plan sets the stage for achieving our carbon-zero goal and the budget looks to the long-term future and security of the New Zealand health system,” he said. “But as I said earlier this week being alone with the Covid-19 is a kiwi experience this year and my family is no different.”

Ardern also said on Saturday that his daughter Neve tested positive for him on Wednesday.

“Without much effort, unfortunately, I have joined my whole family and tested myself to have Covid-19,” Ardern wrote on his official Instagram page.

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