New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern warns hospitals not to allow Covid patients to have sex with visitors

New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern warns hospitals not to allow Covid patients to have sex with visitors


New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is known for keeping her calm and smiling face even in the toughest of situations. However, a silly question about a patient and visitor having sex in the hospital made it difficult for Ardern not to react sharply.

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is known for keeping her calm and smiling face even in the toughest of situations. However, a silly question about a patient and visitor having sex in the hospital made it difficult for Ardern not to react sharply.

Ardern and the Director General for Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, recently gave a daily Covid briefing. However, a reporter asked if a patient and visitor who had “sexual relations” in the hospital would be considered a “high risk activity” in the current climate.

This question left the usually cool leader confused and shocked. While Bloomfield said, “I think it may be a high-risk activity, but I don’t know any details about this interaction,” Ardern quickly added that “regardless of Covid status, this shouldn’t be part of visiting hours in general,” I would have thought. “

The question was raised when the Auckland District Health Department was accused of giving hundreds of visitors a day to see the Covid patients and some of them may even have been involved in sexual relationships.

While the allegation has not yet been proven correct, it came at a time when New Zealand is battling a huge Covid outbreak due to the Delta variant. Several areas of the country are still strictly closed to control the spread of the deadly virus.

Meanwhile, Spain has helped New Zealand with more than 250,000 additional doses of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine, Ardern confirmed. The shipping department leaves Madrid at 1am (NZT) and will arrive in New Zealand the next morning.

Ardern has urged the eligible population to get Covid vaccinated as soon as possible so that children who are not eligible for a vaccine can be kept from spreading to the community. “If everyone who can be vaccinated is vaccinated, you may be saving the life of someone who can’t,” she said. That request came after it announced that nearly 120 cases were in children under the age of nine.

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