The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has been praised by people all over the world after she posted a video of herself making a face mask on her Instagram.
Ardern’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has won her a lot of fans – from the early lockdown to the careful communication with the public. A recent rise in infections in the country sent many parts back into lockdown, and Ardern has started to roll out masks in public places, such as public transport.
During a chat with community health leader Dave Letele, she pointed out the importance of a face covering, but also emphasised that a mask didn’t have to be the expensive kind, or one that would be super complicated. She was having a conversation with Letele about health and politics within New Zealand during an Instagram live.