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First Ardern, now Twyford tests positive for COVID

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Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth, Hon Phil Twyford, has tested positive for COVID-19.

He tested positive from a RAT this morning after beginning to feel symptomatic on Friday evening, and is displaying moderate symptoms.

As a result he is no longer able to travel to Timor-Leste on Monday 16 May, where he was to represent the Government at the 20th Anniversary of Timor-Leste’s independence, and the inauguration of Dr Jose Ramos-Horta as Timor-Leste’s next President.

New Zealand’s ambassador to Timor-Leste, Philip Hewitt, will instead represent the New Zealand Government at these events.

“I’m disappointed I am no longer able to travel to Timor-Leste this week. It is a country I have a special connection with, and I was looking forward to representing the New Zealand Government at this important milestone, and reaffirming the strong friendship between our two countries.

“While I won’t be able to attend in person, I would like to send my best wishes to the people of Timor-Leste on the anniversary of independence, and for the inauguration of the President-elect Jose Ramos Horta. I’d also like to thank Ambassador Hewitt for agreeing to step in for me at such short notice,” Phil Twyford said.

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  1. This clearly drives the truth home for Jabcinda. Jabs do not stop getting Covid as well as spreading it. Co-morbidity is the main cause for deaths.

    Why not Jabcinda “do the right thing” and apologise to the “team of millions” for her hypocracy and autocracy on mandating the experimental therapy on us, and thereby spoiling the health of kiwis who will pay a heavy price for years to come. Our natural immunity is now highly compromised because of the jabs whose effect lasts just a few months.

    If Jabcinda does not want to apologise, she and her family can very well take the “safe and effective” Pfizer jab every week or take Remdesivir on a daily basis and protect others by “doing the right thing”.

  2. Presume both Ardern and Twyford were masked and boosted up the wazoo. It’s as if masks don’t work isn’t it?

  3. Phil Twyford was busy building houses for kiwis without much rest. After hearing this, Jabcinda gave him a hug to thank and alas it didnt go well. LOL Liars cant hide for long; they get exposed eventually.

  4. Jabs + flu + mainstream media hype.

    Who gives a sh*t.

    Meanwhile Petrol is back at $3 a litre and food prices are still climbing.

  5. Remember jabcinda you must take another jab 3 months after you infection enjoy destroying your immune system
    Ps got it unjabed hardly knew I had it

  6. Those vaccines are working well aren’t they? 🙄

    Who in their right mind would ever take another vaccine after the utter 💩 show that has been the covid vaccine? I used to be a vaccine advocate- NEVER again. In fact I now have regret that I ever vaccinated my kids against anything. One of my kids has an auto immune disease and I can’t help wondering now it this is vaccine related.

    The fact so many vaccinated people are getting covid is just further proof of how leaky and useless the vaccines are. What do they say now? 12% efficacy for 10 days or something like that??? What’s the point?

    Geert Van den Bosche warns we should never try and vaccinate our way out of a pandemic for a virus, that we need unvaccinated healthy younger people to provide herd immunity and that the virus mutations will always be ahead of any vaccine. It’s like a dog chasing it’s tail. Plus we STILL dont know what the long term safety ramifications are.

    Worse still anyone who exercised any caution over this vaccine has been marginalised and discriminated against from a government who says they care about human rights and being kind. bunch of overpaid hypocrites.

  7. We DO need to get vaxxed and boosted,Pfizer need our money and the politicians need the kickbacks from them.You anti-vaxxers are just so selfish and probably racist.Jacinda saved us from total annihilation from covid19 so we should obey.She will just print some more money for us anyway so we wont run out,and they should be able to give more to Pfizer for the great medicine they produce if they want to

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