Prime Minister Ardern close contact to covid

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is self-isolating after being confirmed as a close contact of a Covid case.

In a statement from her office, they said that Ardern was asymptomatic (this means she has no symptoms) and is feeling well. This morning she returned a negative test result.

Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro and a key adviser to Ardern, her chief press secretary Andrew Campbell, are also isolating.

The exposure event took place on Saturday, January 22, during flight NZ8273 from Kerikeri to Auckland. Flight NZ8273 had been added to the Ministry of Health website as a location of interest.

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