Mexico’s president says he’s tested positive for COVID-19
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated Sunday he has actually checked favorable for COVID-19 which the signs are moderate.
Mexico’s president, who has actually been slammed for his handling of his nation’s pandemic and for not setting an example of avoidance in public, stated on his authorities Twitter account that he is under medical treatment.
“I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19,” he tweeted. “The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward.”
Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra, Mexico’s director of public health, stated Lopez Obrador had a “light” case of COVID-19 and was “isolating at home.”
Mexico’s president composed that while he recuperated Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero would be taking control of for him in his everyday press conference, at which he normally promotes 2 hours without breaks each weekday.
Lopez Obrador, 67, has actually hardly ever been seen using a mask and continued to maintain a hectic travel schedule taking industrial flights.
He has actually likewise withstood locking down the economy, keeping in mind the destructive result it would have on a lot of Mexicans who live daily, in spite of that the nation has actually signed up almost 150,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 1.7 million infections. Last week, the nation registered its greatest levels of infections and deaths to date.
Early in the pandemic, asked how he was safeguarding Mexico, Lopez Obrador eliminated 2 spiritual amulets from his wallet and happily revealed them off.
“The protective shield is the `Get thee behind me, Satan,”‘ Lopez Obrador stated, checking out off the engraving on the amulet, “Stop, opponent, for the Heart of Jesus is with me.
In November, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, advised Mexico’s leaders be severe about the coronavirus and set examples for its people, stating that “Mexico is in bad shape” with the pandemic.
He didn’t name Lopez Obrador, however stated: “We would like to ask Mexico to be very serious.”
“We have said it in general, wearing a mask is important, hygiene is important and physical distancing is important and we expect leaders to be examples,” he included.
At the start of the pandemic Lopez Obrador was slammed for still leaning into crowds and offering hugs. The everlasting advocate, Lopez Obrador’s design of politics has actually constantly been really hands on and individual. As the pandemic grew he started restricting presence to his occasions and preserving his range from advocates.
Despite his age and hypertension, in addition to going through surgical treatment after a cardiac arrest, Lopez Obrador has actually stated he will not leap the line for a vaccination. But he was getting checked for the coronavirus when a week.
At his age and with his existing health conditions Lopez Obrador’s turn for a vaccine might still be weeks away as the nation still works to immunize cutting edge health employees.
As of Sunday night, Mexico had actually offered almost 630,000 dosages of vaccine.
Lopez Obrador’s statement came soon after news emerged that he would consult with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday about getting dosages of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.
Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard stated by means of Twitter the 2 leaders would discuss the bilateral relationship and providing dosages of the vaccine.
The vaccine has actually not been authorized for usage in Mexico, however the federal government is desperate to fill supply spaces for the Pfizer vaccine.
Besides Lopez Obrador, other Latin American leaders who have actually checked favorable for the coronavirus are Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Guatemala’s Alejandro Giammattei, Honduras’ Juan Orlando Hernandez and Bolivia’s then-interimPresident Jeanine Anez All have actually recuperated.