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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

The PM must isolate for a week and will miss a milestone week for her government as it launches its budget and emissions reduction plan

The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has tested positive for Covid-19 and will have to isolate for another week in what she called a “very Kiwi experience”.

Days after announcing the relaxation of the country’s tight border controls, Ardern developed symptoms on Friday evening and returned a positive test before another positive result from a rapid antigen test on Saturday morning, her office said in a statement. Her symptoms are said to be moderate.

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