Jacinda Ardern hosts coronavirus Q&A from home after putting child to bed

The UK’s Guardian shared this video of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, hosting a coronavirus Q&A after putting her child to bed.

After putting her daughter to bed, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern hosted a Facebook live Q&A focused on coronavirus.

Ardern implored New Zealanders to remain in self-isolation, while explaining the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country will go up, but not to be discouraged

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This type of effective leadership works on many levels to reassure and convince people they can still help and communicate from their own homes, using video chat – and save lives in the process.


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