The Prime Minister of New Zealand has tested positive for COVID.
Jacinda Ardern’s office said in a statement on Saturday that she had mild symptoms and had been in isolation since Sunday, when her husband, Clarke Gayford, tested positive.
Ardern must remain in isolation until May 21, which prevents her from attending parliament due to the publication of the government’s plan to reduce emissions on Monday and the country’s budget on Thursday.
“This is a landmark week for the government and I’m disappointed I can not be there for it,” Ardern said.
At the same time, the Associated Press reports that four cadets in the US Air Force Academy are not allowed to graduate or get a military committee because they have refused COVID-19 vaccinations.
The AP reports that air force officials say the cadets may also have to “pay back thousands of dollars in training costs.”
The Asian Football Confederation announced on Saturday that the Chinese Football Association will not be able to hold the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
The organization said in a statement that it “recognized the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to PR in China relinquishing its hosting rights.
China maintains a zero-COVID policy that has forced thousands of people to quarantine for a long time.
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported more than 520 million COVID-19 cases early Saturday and more than 6 million deaths.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand tests positive for COVID-19
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