New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a Covid-19 update to media on April 5. Photo: Xinhua New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a Covid-19 update to media on April 5. Photo: Xinhua
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a Covid-19 update to media on April 5. Photo: Xinhua
William Han
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by William Han

New Zealand looks to be winning the coronavirus war, but does Jacinda Ardern deserve the plaudits?

  • While the prime minister has won international adulation for her crisis leadership, her government has had its missteps
  • New Zealand’s strong social cohesion and high trust in government raise the hope the disease can be beaten without draconian measures

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a Covid-19 update to media on April 5. Photo: Xinhua New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a Covid-19 update to media on April 5. Photo: Xinhua
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a Covid-19 update to media on April 5. Photo: Xinhua
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