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Jacinda Ardern says she’s lost all sense of taste after contracting Covid and misses flavour of cheese rolls

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said she’s lost her sense of taste after contracting Covid.Mr Ardern comments came during a virtual Budget day breakfast session on Thursday with finance minister Grant Robertson. As a tradition on this day, Ms Ardern usually gifts minister Grant Robertson a tie and they eat cheese rolls for breakfast, something done remotely via Instagram livestream this time. The prime minister on Saturday announced she had tested positive for Covid and said she was disappointed to miss important political announcements over the coming week, including the release of the government’s annual Budget.“I wasn’t...
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Jacinda Ardern loses sense of taste after contracting Covid, and can’t enjoy cheese roll

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says she has lost her sense of taste after testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. Thursday was budget day in New Zealand, when traditionally the prime minister has an early morning breakfast with finance minister Grant Robertson. Typically, the two share cheese rolls – a South Island New Zealand delicacy involving cheddar cheese and powdered soup rolled inside a piece of toasted white bread. This year, the breakfast took place via Instagram live stream – and the prime minister said the cheese rolls were missing their usual flavour notes.
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