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PM tests negative for Omicron; will remain in isolation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has returned a negative Covid-19 test but will remain in isolation until the end of Tuesday, February 1, in line with Ministry of Health guidance.

Ardern had been isolating since Saturday evening following an Omicron exposure event on a flight between Wellington and Northland.

The PM was in Tai Tokerau with Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro to record speeches for a televised Waitangi presentation after in-person events were cancelled by the trust in charge of the Treaty Grounds.

A statement from the prime minister's office says she will chair tomorrow's cabinet meeting remotely but Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will run the post-cabinet press conference.

Representatives for the Governor-General says she too is in ‘good health’ and has tested negative.