New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern kept right on going with her work when a 5.6 magnitude Earthquake hit — while she was live on TV speaking about the ongoing COVID-19 threat.
'We're just having a bit of an earthquake here Ryan, quite a decent shake here.'
Jacinda Ardern kept her cool as tremors shook the room. She was on-air, doing an interview.
Wow, New Zealand is fortunate to have a leader who keeps focused, appears to be pretty authentic, and stays on the job when things get real.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck near New Zealand's capital of Wellington. The earthquake interrupted Prime Minister @JacindaArdern mid-interview. https://t.co/vmAqwION9U #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/z6wVZtDvvf
— 7NEWS Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) May 24, 2020
She was rattled, the building she was in was rattled, but she kept right on.
From The Age:
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was rattled live on television during a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Wellington.
The strong Monday morning earthquake was centred 30km north west of Levin, a town around an hour's drive north of the New Zealand capital.
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes New Zealand near Wellington
[theage.com.au, Ben McKay, Updated May 25, 2020]