Mexican President Lopez Obrador contracts Covid-19

Mexican President Lopez Obrador contracts Covid-19
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24 January 2021
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19, but plans to continue working from the National Palace as his symptoms are mild and he is already receiving medical treatment.

“I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19,” the 67-year-old Mexican leader, perhaps better known by his initials AMLO, said in a tweet. Despite the diagnosis, however, he remains optimistic and will proceed working from his residence.

On Monday, AMLO has a scheduled phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin – coincidentally to discuss potential supplies of Sputnik V vaccine, in addition to talking about “friendly” bilateral relations in general.

Gripped by the second wave of the pandemic, Mexico reported yet another 530 Covid-related fatalities on Sunday, bringing the official total number of deaths to 149,614 – although the real number could be even higher, according to the health ministry.

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