Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is positive for the Covid-19 virus

The president, who tweeted from his official Twitter account, said his symptoms were mild and that he was receiving treatment.

Lopez Obrador wrote: „I regret to inform you that I have contracted Covid-19. The symptoms are mild, but I am already receiving medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will move forward.“

The president added that he will continue his duties from the presidential palace, which includes a planned phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the topic of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on Monday.

„I will manage all public affairs from the National Palace. For example, I will receive a call tomorrow from President Vladimir Putin, because regardless of friendly relations, there is a possibility that they send us the Sputnik V vaccine,“ Lopez Obrador said on Twitter.

He added that Minister of the Interior Dr. Olga Sanchez Cordero would represent him at the daily morning media sessions.

Mexico One of 17 countries In the world that has reported more than a million cases of Covid-19. Newly confirmed deaths and injuries have risen steadily across the country Since early October, With some recent daily numbers having among the highest since the start of the pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has recorded at least 1,752,347 cases of Covid-19 and 149,084 people have died from the virus in the country.

In the hardest-hit Mexico City, there are nearly 30 public hospitals Report they reached 100% capacity, and many others close to this mark. City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has urged residents not to go out unless absolutely necessary.
In December, it was Mexico City and the state of Mexico Placed in the „red level“, The nation’s highest metric on the stop sign alert system for Covid-19 restrictions. The most stringent measures included closing indoor restaurants, with only essential sectors such as transportation, energy, health and construction remaining open.
Lopez Obrador, from He rarely wears a maskWidespread criticism over his handling of the pandemic.
Mexico has one of The lowest test rates In any major country around the world, tests are often expensive and difficult to obtain.

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