NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Arden Praised After Conducting A Live Facebook Q&A For Concerned Citizens
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has won hearts all across the country after putting her toddler to bed and then jumping on a Facebook live chat to speak to concerned citizens about the Coronavirus.
During the session, the PM hosted a live Q&A session where she urged New Zealanders to remain in self-isolation as well as explaining to everyone where NZ stands in the face of increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases.
The 16 minute session came after the PM announced the country’s Coronavirus threat level was raised to Level Four meaning a four week lockdown was being enforced.
“Thought I’d jump online and answer a few questions as we all prepare to stay home for the next wee while. Join me if you’d like!” she introduced.
Viewers were instantly met with a very casual PM who explained she was much more comfortable putting toddlers to bed in her tracksuits instead of work clothes.
The PM continued the chat by reinforcing to citizens what was expected of them during this lock down period. Her demeanour was empathetic yet firm at all times.
Arden’s Q&A has had over 4 million views with many saying just how much they loved her relatable persona.
“She is amazing. What other world leader connects with their people through live chats online,” one social media user commented.
“Honestly, she is so cool. I mean, could you imagine any other PM jumping on Facebook Live in her PJs to answer some questions after putting her toddler to bed?” another asked.
The mum of one ended the session just like she started it- with a smile and full of optimism and strength for her people. “Remember, stay at home, break the chain and you’ll save lives,” she concluded.