Covid 19 coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on US election result, community case

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is speaking about New Zealand’s Covid community cases as well as the US election result and the new Biden era.

The PM is in the Newstalk ZB studio speaking to breakfast host Mike Hosking.

She is expected to share more of her views and possibly ideas after Democratic candidate Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in a gruelling election to win the presidency.

Ardern yesterday released an official statement as news Biden had won the White House broke.

“The relationship between our two countries is strong and I look forward to developing even closer relations with the incoming Biden administration,” she said.

Ardern acknowledged that the now President-elect Biden was a “close friend” of New Zealand’s who visited the country in 2016.

As the then US Vice President, he remains the most senior US politician to visit New Zealand since President Bill Clinton was here for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in 1999.

“New Zealand will continue to work side by side with the United States on the issues that matter to both of us – including the prosperity, security and sustainability in the Indo-Pacific and Pacific Island regions,” Ardern said.

It is also expected the Prime Minister will speak about the ongoing Covid-19 situation; after two Defence Force staff were identified as being at the centre of the latest community outbreak in Auckland.

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