New Zealand PM Ardern self-isolating after exposure to COVID


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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a February 2021 news conference on COVID-19 in Wellington. © Reuters January 30, 2022 06:20 JST | New Zealand Copy Copied WELLINGTON (Reuters) -- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has gone into self-isolation until Tuesday after being deemed a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, the government said. The exposure took place on Jan. 22 during a flight to Auckland from the town of Kerikeri, the government said in a statement on Saturday, adding that the result of whole genome sequencing was expected the following day. That...