New Zealand has implemented one of the most restrictive policies in the world to contain the epidemic and has one of the lowest human tolls in the world.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, hailed for her management of the health crisis linked to the coronavirus pandemic, has tested positive for Covid-19, her services announced on Saturday.
Her symptoms are “moderate” and she is in quarantine for seven days at home, the government said in a statement.
Jacinda Ardern, who posted a photo of her positive test on Instagram, has been isolated since Sunday, when her companion Clarke Gayford contracted the virus himself.
One of the most restrictive anti-Covid policies in the world
New Zealand has implemented one of the most restrictive policies in the world to contain the epidemic since 2020, and its death toll of 892 remains among the lowest among developed nations.
However, the Pacific archipelago has seen a surge in the Omicron variant since the easing of restrictions in March, with more than 50,000 cases recorded last week.