‘I’m gutted to miss being there in person, but will be staying in close touch with the team and sharing some reckons from here,’ she said.
Despite best efforts, unfortunately I’ve joined the rest of my family and have tested positive for COVID 19.’
Her office said she was experiencing moderate symptoms while travel for her trade mission in the United States is still set to go ahead.
Ms Ardern had been in isolation since Sunday, after Mr Gayford tested positive and on Wednesday her daughter Neve also recorded a positive result.
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will step in to address the media on Monday in her absence.
‘This is a milestone week for the Government and I’m gutted I can’t be there for it,’ Ms Ardern said.
‘But as I said earlier in the week isolating with COVID-19 is a very kiwi experience this year and my family is no different.’