PM out of Covid isolation, 'feeling well' for US trip

Source: 1News

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is "feeling well" and has left Covid-19 self isolation after testing positive for the virus a week ago.

Jacinda Ardern

In a statement on Saturday, a spokesperson told 1News that the PM was now out of isolation. They said she would follow through with her plans to travel to the US next week. Further details about her itinerary would come out on Monday.

Ardern will be delivering a high-profile commencement address at Harvard University during the trade mission.

That same Saturday evening, the PM posted to Instagram, telling followers she's spent her first day out of isolation "outside with the family, getting a haircut and running some errands."

She joked that she's "still finishing the evening in the same hoodie I’ve been wearing for days."

The Prime Minister posted to Instagram Saturday evening.

"For anyone who has COVID or is in isolation with someone who does, I hope you’re taking care of yourselves," she wrote.

The PM first tested positive on Friday 13 May, while already in household isolation, after her partner Clarke Gayford tested positive a week earlier.

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