New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office announced today that Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and will be at home for seven days.
Agence France-Presse reported that Ardern has been in home isolation since the 8th and was expected to return to parliament on the 16th, after his partner, Clark Gayford, tested positive.
New Zealand enforces one of the world’s most stringentepidemic preventionRestrictions to successfully stop the first wave of COVID-19 in 2020EpidemicThe cumulative number of domestic deaths is 892, which is still the lowest among developed countries.
However, after New Zealand eased anti-epidemic measures in March, the Omicron version of the outbreak escalated, with more than 50,000 confirmed cases in the past week, and now Ardern has also tested positive.
According to a statement from the New Zealand government, Ardern’s upcoming trade mission to the United States has not been affected.
The details of the visit are yet to be finalized, but he was expected to deliver a speech at Harvard University on the 26th.
Ardern will not appear in Congress next week to announce two high-profile domestic policies, one for the government’s carbon reduction plan to be released on the 16th; Second for the annual announcement on 19th.Budget,
“It has been a historic week for the government and I am disappointed not to be there,” Ardern said.
“Our emissions reduction plan leads the way in reaching our net zero carbon targets, and our budget is a blueprint for the long-term future and security of New Zealand’s health system,” she said.
“But as I said a few days ago, home quarantine due to COVID-19 is something New Zealanders will experience this year, and our family is no exception.” She posted her rapid screening test report on Instagram, a photo-sharing platform with a positive picture.
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