New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating at home with moderate symptoms. Ardern’s government oversaw one of the world’s most successful campaigns to stamp out the coronavirus — until a wave of Omicron infections earlier this year forced New Zealand to abandon its zero-COVID strategy. More than 80% of New Zealand’s population is fully vaccinated, and the nation’s per capita death rate from COVID is nearly 16 times lower than the U.S.’s.
New Zealand PM Tests Positive for Coronavirus
HeadlineMay 17, 2022