New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern tests positive for coronavirus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in parliament for the government’s emissions reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but “travel arrangements for her trade mission to the United States are unaffected at this… Read More New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern tests positive for coronavirus

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern receives first shot of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received her first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, as the country steps up efforts to inoculate its population. The Pacific island nation shut its borders and used tough lockdown measures to become one of the few countries to have virtually eliminated COVID-19 in the community, but the government… Read More New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern receives first shot of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern postpones election as coronavirus cases resurge

New Zealand’s prime minister postponed the country’s general election on Monday by a month to October 17 as the city of Auckland remains in lockdown due to a new outbreak of the coronavirus. Jacinda Ardern has been under pressure to put off the polls as political parties said it was impossible to campaign in a… Read More New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern postpones election as coronavirus cases resurge