Jacinda Ardern wishes Donald speedy recovery as US president tests ...

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has wished US president Donald a speedy recovery after he was rushed to hospital to be treated for COVID-19.

had 'trouble breathing' as he was admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Centre in Maryland on Friday evening following his positive coronavirus test.

Officials have told media was 'very tired, very fatigued' and that his condition was much more acute than First Lady Melania .

Ms Ardern directed her best wishes to the US president while speaking at a Labour event at Otara in south Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday.   

'We've seen now several world leaders who have been affected by COVID-19 and I know that I stand with others in wishing [him] all the best, because this is obviously a virus that had globally has a devastating impact,' she said. 

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured on Saturday) has wished US president Donald Trump a speedy recovery after he was rushed to hospital to be treated for COVID-19

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured on Saturday) has wished US president Donald a speedy recovery after he was rushed to hospital to be treated for COVID-19

Trump had 'trouble breathing' as he was admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Centre in Maryland on Friday evening following his positive coronavirus test (pictured, Trump arriving at the hospital on Friday)

had 'trouble breathing' as he was admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Centre in Maryland on Friday evening following his positive coronavirus test (pictured, arriving at the hospital on Friday)

Ms Ardern has been on the campaign trail as New Zealand heads to election day on October 18.

Advance voting has opened ahead of the big day and Ms Ardern cast her ballot for Labour and her own government's re-election.  

Accompanied by partner Clarke Gayford - but not two-year-old daughter Neve - Ms Ardern submitted her vote at the Mount Eden War Memorial Hall. 

Her bright red blazer left little doubt as to her allegiance, and as she waited by the ballot boxes for Mr Gayford to finish voting, a pair of star-struck voters told Ms Ardern she had won their support.

The prime minister is in one of the safest Labour seats in the country and is certain to be re-elected, and her party is a hot favourite to win a second term.

'I have a philosophy of campaigning as though it could go either way,' she said.

'We can't take anything for granted and so that's the way (Labour has) campaigned all the way through,

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