Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19.
Ardern has been in isolation since Sunday 8th May when her partner, Clarke Gayford, tested positive for the virus.
The Prime Minister has been symptomatic since Friday evening. She then returned positive RAT test. At this stage her symptoms are moderate.
As a result the Prime Minister will be required to isolate until the morning of Saturday, May 21.
She will not be in Parliament for the Budget on Thursday.
The Prime Minister will undertake what duties she can remotely this week, but Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will front the post-Cabinet press conference on Monday, May 16.