The exposure took place on Jan 22 during a flight to Auckland
from the town of Kerikeri, the government said in a statement on Saturday,
adding that the result of whole genome sequencing was expected the following
That would show if the infection was caused by the Omicron
variant of coronavirus, it said.
Ardern, who is asymptomatic, is feeling well, the statement
added. She will be tested on Sunday and is in isolation in line with the health
The governor-general and members of her staff, who were also
on board the flight, are following the same isolation procedure.